Cyber Security Concerns Should Include Mobile Devices

Not surprisingly the majority of SMBs allow their employees to use mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Alarmingly very few of them have taken the necessary steps to ensure these devices are safe from cyber threats.

According to a survey commissioned by AT&T and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 90% of SMBs allow their employees to use mobile devices to access work email, and 41% allow their employees to use these devices to access business files.

An astonishing 83% of SMBs allow their employees to use their personal devices for work.

Only 29% have installed anti-virus software on smartphones.

Although 82% of SMBs have taken steps to secure company laptops, only 32% are taking measures to protect smartphones, and 39% to protect tablets.

Of the majority not taking steps to protect these mobile devices, only 42% have plans to increase security.

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