As the workforce goes mobile, security concerns rise

Mobile Workforce

As more offices become virtual and more employees work from home or on the go, the logistics of keeping devices and computers secure can be a nightmare for any IT pro. Cybercriminals are rampant looking for targets who are accessing their data from low-security connections. Businesses are at risk of data breaches more now than ever before.

There are cost considerations, which is why the workforce is becoming more mobile. It makes sense thanks to technological advancements for many employees to hit the streets, make connections, and have “face time” with clients and potential clients, but every time an employee accesses the internet, there is a heightened chance of disaster.

This infographic by our friends at ZoneAlarm explores the dangers of a mobile workforce and discusses options that companies have today to make the experience more secure. Click to enlarge.

Securing Mobile Workforce

(H/T: Seattle Dodge)

Written by Lorie Wimble

Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Google+ and Twitter.
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#1
Anonymous
February 9th, 2012 at 8:15 am

Sounds like a rock solid plan to me dude.
Total-Privacy dot US

 
 
#2
Michael Helmbrecht
February 10th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Thank you for your thoughts, Lorie, and for
bringing attention to the growing concern about mobile security in the
enterprise. As more and more companies incorporate mobile technologies, these
risks (as well as the opportunity to protect against them) will certainly rise.
Here at LifeSize (www.lifesize.com), we are constantly working to be sure that
video conferencing across mobile devices are secured. Recently, we’ve launched
an innovative online social learning program called the LifeSize Enablement
Network to ensure that those deploying our solutions are armed with a deep
knowledge of how to protect these systems from outside attacks. Our efforts in
this area will continue as mobile devices in the enterprise become even more
commonplace.
 

 

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