Even after NOTW phone hacking news most cell users don't use a PIN to lock their devices. How do you make sure employees do?
rcook12 2 years ago
We all keep lots of things on our smartphones that we probably would like to keep secure. Just ask Scarlet Johansson or any of the people who had their voicemail hacked by News of the World "journalists". It's one thing when it is something personal (even very, very personal), but it is far worse from my professional standpoint when it is corporate data. A recent survey from Confident Technologies (see http://www.informationweek.com/blog/mobility/231700155 ) suggests that 65% of smartphones have corporate data on their phones, while only 10% of those phones are actually provided by their employer. Ok, that's one thing, but when you combine it with the stat that less than 50% of users bother to password protect their smartphones, it becomes an area of concern. Beyond telling people to use a password on their smartphones (yeah, sure that will work), how can employees be actually convinced of how important these basic security steps are?
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