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1. BYO devices
Despite a plethora of stories being written about the threat of bring your own (BYO) technology, some CSOs are yet to implement strategies to prevent employees from unintentionally placing their workplace at risk by using their smartphones and tablets.
While taking a more mobile approach to work has clear benefits, the risk caused by devices not being secured properly can outweigh these. Check Point commissioned a piece of research with over 850 IT professionals across the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand last year which found that 78 per cent of businesses reported there were more than twice as many personal devices connecting to a corporate network compared to two years ago, with 63 per cent saying they thought this trend was related to an increase in security incidents.
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