Vulnerabilities in the web-based version of popular instant messaging app WhatsApp recently left up to 200 million users exposed to hackers and malware. The bug was picked up by an Israeli IT security firm, and WhatsApp put a fix in place before news of the potential threat spread.
Over the decades of the internet’s existence, cyber threats have evolved at a rapid pace. When once there were only viruses and malware to watch out for, now you have to protect your business from worms, trojans, ransomware and dozens of other online threats.
It turns out that despite what you think, your critical corporate data is most likely not very secure. Negligence and glitches create 64% of data breaches - More than a third of intrusions are pegged to malicious attacks in Ponemon/Symantec report.
A recent study from Symantec and The Ponemon Institute revealed that even though the big Cyber Attacks get all the headlines, the reality is that the a significant number of data thefts are the result of employee negligence or system glitches.
One question we are getting lately from many customers lately is how to manage the influx of employees' devices that can connect to the corporate network. We call this phenomenon BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. The device can be a smartphone such as an iPhone or Android, a tablet like the iPad, or even a home PC or laptop.