What’s the cost of a few stolen laptops? Try $3 million, thanks to a controversial data breach settlement.
When employees use their personal smartphones, IT often worries that the data on an individual device will be compromised if it’s lost or stolen or gets infected with a virus. But BYOD security threats could be an even bigger issue than many companies realize, as one security researcher recently showed.
While it’s being called a relatively minor update to the mobile OS, the new Android 4.3 has some features that could be good news for companies with BYOD programs or those that issue smartphones to users.
Even as more employees start bringing personal smartphones and tablets to work, most small businesses aren’t taking steps to ensure BYOD security.