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Will Redfield | 24 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

SYM-2013VisionMobileSurvey-infographic-Rev-H-2013-04-24.jpgWhen it comes to mobile, BYOD is definitely here to stay. But, is it worth the risk?

This year at Symantec Vision we wanted to better understand our customers’ perceptions of how personally owned mobile devices are used in their organization.  To do this, we conducted a survey of 236 attendees asking how their company is addressing BYOD, including risks, challenges, polices, usage and management of mobile devices.

What we found is that while most organizations allow employees to use personal mobile devices for business purposes, they also accept that doing so will likely result in a mobile security incident. Survey...

Will Redfield | 06 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

This post first appeared on the website of Mobile Enterprise Magazine.

While it is true that the design of some aspects of mobile device operating systems afford better in-built security against certain types of malware, it is a mistake to assume mobile devices are impenetrable. Believing they are lacks foresight.

In fact, the current state of mobile malware is reminiscent of the early days of computer security as whole. In those early days, many believed that simply practicing “safe surfing” would be a sufficient countermeasure.

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