A Bring Your Own Device World

Do you need a policy at your company?

With cyber threats on the rise and network security an overriding and constant concern of the end user in corporate, healthcare, education and other vertical markets, what’s the risk when employees bring their own devices (BYOD) to your place of business?

BYOD is definitely trending upward. The concept applies to mobility, and the fact that increasingly employees are using mobile devices such as notebooks, tablets and smartphones in businesses of all sizes and many different industries. Research (Companies, Vendors Take Aim at Mobilizing Business Workflows, 451 Research, August 2014) indicates that 62% of U.S. employees use a smartphone to access company applications and services.

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Taking a Bite out of Cybercrime

We take network and data security seriously

Cyber security is a hot topic. Daily news is regularly peppered with stories about data compromise, an expensive proposition to businesses and corporations across the globe. In fact, the average annualized cost of cybercrime in 2015 was $15 million, representing nearly a 20 percent increase year over year and an 82 percent increase since the Ponemon Institute’s Cost of Cyber Crime Study was created some seven years ago. In addition, the need for data security is ranked as the top priority for investing in IT funding by 70 percent of companies surveyed by IDG Research Services for a recent Datalink report. Seventy-five percent of organizations consider IT security more important today than just two years ago and 74 percent have security projects in the works.

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