One-fifth of IT pros say their companies had mobile data breach
"IT pros have long been concerned about the potential for security breaches with increased employee use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets owned by workers who bring in their own devices from home.
A new survey of 882 IT professionals has quantified those concerns, revealing that one in five organisations (21%) suffered a security breach involving a mobile device sometime in the past, primarily due to connections to malicious Wi-Fi hotspots and malware.
The online survey was conducted by Crowd Research Partners and was sponsored by six top data security vendors: Bitglass, Blancco Technology Group, Check Point Technologies, Skycure, SnoopWall and Tenable Network Security. All six vendors offer various approaches to protecting corporate data used by mobile workers.
The full survey is available online with registration.
Nearly a quarter (24%) of respondents said mobile devices used in their organisations had connected to a malicious Wi-Fi hotspot in the past, while 39% said those devices downloaded malware. The responses included both worker-owned or corporate-owned devices.”
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