Nearly half of 297 IT executives surveyed by the nonprofit IT association CompTIA believe that the Internet of Things is over-hyped.
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Almost all IT and security pros are struggling with the security threats posed by BYOD, and two-thirds expect mobile security incidents to increase at their firm.
Both Apple and Google are turning on data encryption by default in their latest mobile operating systems, iOS 8 and Android L (Lollipop), respectively. While the FBI might not like it, enterprises IT managers are thrilled, particularly those worried about BYOD security.
Workers are concerned about the security and privacy implications of wearables, but think that they will make them more efficient and productive at work, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In light of the recent spate of high-profile data breaches, the security of wireless local access networks has become the number one concern of IT departments, according to a survey of IT purchase decision makers at 163 medium and large North American enterprises by Infonetics Research.
Despite the growing popularity of bring-your-own-device programs, a new study reveals that American workers are skeptical of using business applications on mobile devices because of password complications and network security fears.
A full 40 percent of U.S. employees at large enterprises use personally owned devices at work, according to a survey of 4,300 U.S. adults conducted by Gartner.
With Google and Apple vowing to block any effort by the U.S. government to add backdoors in new mobile devices, the debate about mobile device security has escalated even more. For the enterprise, any opening into a device, even one deemed necessary by the government for law enforcement or national security, might lead to an exploitable flaw that could give up company data.
Mobility is no longer a nice-to-have for enterprises; it is becoming integral to providing connectivity to employees.