Trying to stay ahead of cyberattacks is a headache for most organizations. Another pain point is securing employee-owned devices, which puts an additional burden on IT.
As a result, personal devices are often overlooked or protection is limited to the secure business applications that are used on the devices, according to Gaidar Magdanurov, chief success officer at Acronis.
That means that employees are moving company data onto personal devices and sharing it through unsecured channels like personal email or file sharing applications. Or, they are storing information in the device memory outside of the protected corporate application. Although this may be convenient for employees, it creates significant security risks for the small and midsize business (SMB).