Security is a people problem as well as a perimeter one. That might seem obvious, but the implications of too casual an approach to the people, especially employee, threat are compelling. It’s a reality of our digital times.
That’s because employees are not only readily trusted, but carry around with them a variety of mobile devices that may not be secure, Matthew Gyde on DarkReading.com, notes.
“The security challenges aren’t only the result of more employees working outside of the corporate office,” Gyde advises, “but also the number of devices used by each individual. The same Frost & Sullivan report forecasts that more than 80 billion connected devices will be in use globally by 2025 — a staggering figure! Work has shifted from a place people go to daily to something people do, and as such, businesses need to be flexible, but not so flexible that their data and devices become security risks.”
Gyde develops these observations further in a highly pertinent post.