Mobile workforce makes companies jitteryNovember 1, 2011 No Comments
With their workforce increasingly going mobile and corporate data going outside the safety net of firewalls, companies face the threat of data leakage, along with other security risks. According to experts, since employees prefer mobile devices of their choice, with an open operating system, companies are more vulnerable to security threats and these have only added to the concerns of security managers.
Employees who want to work on the go prefer devices like Blackberrys, iPads and laptops.
“Most employees want a choice of devices beyond that stipulated by the company. Organisations are beginning to like the trend, since their workers can become more productive. However, this has increased the threat of data security, as most of these devices have enough storage capacity and can fall into the hands of unintended persons,” said Ambarish Deshpande, director (sales), McAfee India.MOBILE