Saturday, June 8, 2013

53% of companies stores personal data of customers on mobile devices

According to Check Point Software Technologies, in 42% of the companies in the world of the damage from the leak of mobile data in the past year has exceeded 100 thousand dollars.

Check Point Software Technologies has published its second report on mobile security, compiled from a survey of 800 IT professionals. It implies that most companies (79%) over the last year there have been threats to the security of mobile devices available with information that resulted in significant losses. Participated in the survey of IT-specialists from the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany and Japan.

The report notes that 42% of companies in the world the damage from leaks of mobile data in the last year exceeded $ 100 thousand, and 16% of companies have lost more than 500 thousand dollars.

According to the report, 96% of the companies in which employees are allowed to use for personal mobile devices, the number of connections of these devices to the corporate network is growing, and 45% of the companies in the number of personal mobile devices in the last two years has increased more than fivefold.

It is noted that despite the high prevalence of mobile threats, 63% of companies do not control the use of corporate data on personal devices, and 93% had difficulty in implementing policies BYOD.

Companies increasingly store customer data on mobile devices, compared to the previous year the number of such enterprises has grown by 6% from 47% to 53%.

As for operating systems, about 49% of companies believe the Android OS platform with the greatest potential risk of security threats as compared to Apple, Windows Mobile and Blackberry (in the previous year, talking about it only 30%).

Detailed report with Check Point Software Technologies can be found here.

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