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One-fifth of IT pros say their companies had mobile data breach

IT pros have long been concerned about the potential for security breaches with increased employee use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets owned by workers who bring in their own devices from home.

A new survey of 882 IT professionals has quantified those concerns, revealing that one in five organizations (21%) suffered a security breach involving a mobile device sometime in the past, primarily due to connections to malicious Wi-Fi hotspots and malware.

80 per cent of connected devices vulnerable to data breaches

AdaptiveMobile, predicts that up to 80 per cent of connected devices currently deployed do not have adequate security measures in place, leaving these devices vulnerable to malicious attacks or data breaches.

As connected devices become ubiquitous, with plug and play connectivity in mind a new approach to securing these devices needs to be found. The AdaptiveMobile approach is one that entails ‘Big Security’, which harnesses big data, telemetry and security algorithms in order to protect the billions of devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT).

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