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What CIOs are Concerned About After NSA-Cyber-Spying News

By Annie Wang | December 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

w-bigbrother-061113The NSA’s cyber snooping is a legitimate concern, but the U.S. government’s access to corporate data shouldn’t outweigh the risks associated with employees accessing data on a myriad of devices, using public wifi hotspots, and so forth (a largely unsolved problem, even today).

Many CIOs and IT managers concur. They are more worried about losing corporate data due to lost or stolen mobile devices. In a recent survey, 78% of respondents say their top mobile security concern is lost or stolen devices. It’s no surprise, given that 45% of companies reported mobile devices with corporate data went missing in the past 12 months.

User best practices and protection of "cloud data" after it reaches devices should be a larger issue for most organizations, especially with unmanaged BYOD devices. For example, if an employee leaves the company, but can still access corporate data shared on his/her iPad, that’s a big gap.  This should be rather disconcerting for IT managers.

The good news is there are new security solutions that can address these concerns, while still allowing employees to use the latest mobile and cloud app technology. That’s where Bitglass can help. For more information, contact us for a demonstration or a free trial.


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