Kaspersky: political “Bring your own computer” ignore the risk of companies, especially small ones




Still companies do not pay enough attention to the risks posed by the policy of “Bring your own computer” BYOD, where many small business owners believe that the risks of this policy does not pose a threat to their companies and have no willingness to make the effort in order to provide the security requirements for mobile devices, whilst staff that the companies they work for are responsible for the provision of such security requirements, according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab.

The poll showed that two-thirds of business owners and employees all over the world 62 percent currently use their personal mobile devices for work purposes, suggesting that the policy of “Bring your own computer” no longer as a trend emerging, modern era, but recognizable and acceptable phenomenon on a large scale by companies .

According to the survey that the positions of those companies to protect data stored on mobile devices is still far from the ideal way of security. It has proved poll conducted by Kaspersky Lab about the security risks related to consumers that six out of every ten of the respondents, “which is equivalent to 60 per cent” worried about the threat on the control and theft of information through mobile devices, but at the same time, do not do to protect themselves effectively and rely the owners of the companies they work in providing such protection.

As for the owners and the owners of small businesses, there is no one-third of those who participated in the survey, “the ratio of 32 percent” believe there is any risk at all in the staff using personal mobile devices for work purposes, as they believe that the risk of data theft through mobile personal devices used by employees not is a matter of urgency for them, so do not show significant by the attention, however, the representatives of large companies are more concerned about the loss of staff for personal mobile devices of their own, which showed about 58 percent of those surveyed fear that theft or loss of a mobile devices may cause damage to the company.

Said Konstantin Voronkov, head of management products endpoints in Kaspersky Lab: “it has become very rare to find a company officials does not use its own mobile devices for work purposes. It has become fashionable to say that the mobile devices of different kinds or mobile device like the computer tablet or smartphone allows you to accomplish a large part of the functions of your business remotely from anywhere in the world, and yet it is important corporate data through personal devices loss is common, it is likely be for complacency in providing the necessary security protection for those serious and grave repercussions on the agenda of corporate devices. For this reason it is important to use a specialized solution that can be trusted to meet all modern requirements and market trends, as well as to familiarize staff with threats and actions that must be taken in the event that the face of the potential risks. ”

Kaspersky describes the basic steps to protect implementing policy BYOD companies

You must assess the use of personal devices for business purposes and choose a suitable solution for Internet security, and this would provide them with effective security protection against malware and other electronic threats, and provide them with as well as the easy management through a single control center, such as solution Kaspersky security of mobile devices Kaspersky Security for Mobile or Kaspersky solution to the security of small businesses Kaspersky Small Office Security.

Should also take an important step to educate employees about not trust the tricks of social engineering “such as phantom phone calls alleged as issued by the bank or the police and ask male figures in SMS text messages received, and that may be a real passage of one of the bank accounts used for one-time words, or definitions of code to calculate the Apple or Google, and the staff checks the rapid response “codes, which can lead to false pages on the Internet, if you are fake and were glued to the example above real QR Code.”
That the staff report for the loss of mobile devices as soon as possible, and companies must develop comprehensive programs aimed at the exclusion of personal devices from corporate networks if it is lost or stolen, or if the work of the staff ended up with the companies, in these cases should be prior actions to remove the put corporate confidential data from these devices, and that is blocking access to corporate networks through these devices.

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