The top six information security threats in 2014 are BYOD, data privacy in the cloud, brand reputational damage, privacy and regulation, cybercrime and the Internet of Things, according to the non-profit Information Security Forum.
IBM, Hewlett-Packard, EMC, Symantec and McAfee are leading vendors in the global security and vulnerability management market, according to TechNavio.
Unguarded machine-to-machine endpoints could lead to network security breaches, malware infection and data leaks for enterprises, warns Kathryn Weldon, principal analyst for enterprise mobility at Current Analysis, in an IT Connection blog.
A majority of IT professionals said their companies are dissatisfied with their current BYOD security product and want to replace it, according to a survey of 895 IT and IT security professionals by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of email security firm Zix Corp.
A full 84 percent of U.S. travelers admit that they are not protecting their data when they connect to public Wi-Fi networks, according to a survey of 2,200 U.S. adults by PhoCusWright on behalf of AnchorFree.
More than one-quarter of file-sharing service users report still having access to documents from their previous employer, according to a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults by Harris Interactive for Egnyte.
Spurred in part by the BYOD trend, enterprise users account for a majority of the total mobile security client software market, which reached $320 million in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
To address the growing need for qualified mobile IT professionals, IT trade association CompTIA announced a new CompTIA Mobility+ certification program to verify IT professionals have the skills they need to keep pace with mobile market advances.
A disturbing 57 percent of security analysts said that data breaches they investigated or addressed were never disclosed by their companies, according to a blind survey of 200 security professionals by Opinion Matters on behalf of ThreatTrack Security.
Cisco has patched a number of serious vulnerabilities in its enterprise products, including its wide area application services mobile software, telepresence videoconferencing platform, and IOS software used on its routers and switches.