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Mobilizing Your Road Warriors

When traveling for work – whether to a sales meeting two hours away or a product development meeting across the country – your employees aren’t just thinking about work, they are actually being productive. At least that’s what every organization hopes is happening.  

A survey conducted by HP of European business travelers revealed some interesting findings:

Mobile Adoption Increases Email Usage, Putting Data Security and Governance at Risk

When enterprises go mobile, email usage increases.

That’s just one finding in a new survey by Solar Winds about email usage and management in mid-size and large enterprises in the U.S. and Canada.

Too Many Employees Ignore BYOD Security

Considering the risks that BYOD mobile activity can pose to enterprises, CIOs have a right to be dismayed by two recent surveys showing just how little some employees care about protecting data on mobile devices.

A recent survey by Centrify found that:

Enterprises are Falling Behind on BYOD Security

New data breaches make headlines every week, and most IT departments are concerned, if not outright alarmed, about the security risks of BYOD. They cite data loss, illicit data access, and malware as top security concerns for their network and mobile users.

So how are enterprises doing when it comes to implementing security measures guarding against data breaches and malware infections resulting from BYOD? Not very well, according to recent surveys.

Researchers Find Security Flaw in Public Cloud File Sharing

Many public-cloud storage providers promise high levels of security for their clients’ data. However even those storage providers that claim that clients’ data is always encrypted may be susceptible to a design flaw that enables service provider employees to gain illicit access to that data, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Deploy Your Own Enterprise Dropbox Alternative

If I had a dollar for every CIO who has told me a Dropbox or Box security horror story, I’d be well on my way to retirement. Consumer-based file sharing solutions continue to plague organizations, popping up throughout departments without IT’s sign off. Even those high up on the corporate ladder are guilty as charged, with a survey by SafeNet Labs finding that 40 percent of executives use Dropbox to store and share documents fully knowing it’s against company policy.

The Snowden Effect – NSA PRISM Negatively Impacts Public Cloud Providers

Global IT leaders are increasingly concerned about where and how their data is stored, and the cloud services they’re implementing, according to a new survey from NTT Communications.

More Evidence that Enterprises Prefer Private Cloud File Sharing

Recent security questions that have been raised around Box and Dropbox’s ‘enterprise’ or ‘business’ solutions have made many organizations stop and question how exactly they’re sharing their sensitive data. 

What’s Your Mobile Security Grade?

Be honest. How would you rate your mobile security: poor, adequate or excellent? If you answered “excellent” then consider yourself among the elite. Only five percent of organizations we surveyed (in conjunction with ISMG) rated their security policies as such, compared to 75 percent who believe their processes are either “poor,” or “need improvement.”

Secure Dropbox Alternative – Private Cloud File Sharing

Dropbox threw its hat into the enterprise ring this week when it exited beta, and made its Business solution available to workplaces worldwide. However, despite its claims that the solution is now ready for enterprise use, there are still plenty of red flags being raised about their security protocols and functionality, not least being their public cloud architecture.


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