Staff’s mobile devices ‘a big cyber security threat’


May 10, 2015

One of the biggest cyber security threats companies face is their own employees. Almost a third of the 500 employees surveyed here as part of a new global study have lost company or personal data through their mobile phones and tablets.

This misuse could come from losing their phones, or sharing the devices with friends or colleagues.

The study by wireless networking company Aruba Networks surveyed 11,500 people across 23 countries.

“People don’t think much about sharing their personal devices, but it can be a real security threat,” said Mr Trent Fierro, the United States-based firm’s head of security, product and solutions marketing.

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