CEO’s Could be the Greatest Threat to your Enterprise’s Mobile Security
As mobile devices become more widely embraced by the enterprise, they have become essential to their convenience and functionality. Even organisations who don’t issues mobile devices to their employees expect their workers to use their own mobile devices for business tasks, usually lacking in mobile security – with little or no oversight from IT.
As a result, mobile devices have become a obvious target for cybercriminals who want to steal corporate data or use it to gain access to the corporate network. Public Wi-Fi hotspots continue to present a significant challenge for employers who want to ensure mobile workers remain connected and productive and, most importantly, secure.
iPass, surveyed 500 CIOs and senior IT decision makers from the U.S., U.K., Germany and France to create the Mobile Security Report 2017. It overviews how organisations are dealing with the trade-off between enforcing security policies and enabling a mobile workforce.
Download the report to discover:
- Organisations consider C-level employees, including the CEO, to be at the greatest risk of being hacked
- Coffee shops are regarded as the most dangerous public Wi-Fi venue
- Organisations are increasingly concerned about growing mobile security risks, and man-in-the-middle attacks are deemed the greatest threat
- UK organisations demonstrate the least concern for mobile security threats and public Wi-Fi risks by far
- US organisations consistently rank among the highest for concerns about mobile security, yet their actions rarely follow suit, as they continue to allow the use of public Wi-Fi hotspots and encourage the use of MiFi devices.