10 Mobile Security, BYOD Privacy And Security Myths


Organizations are grappling with how to lock down employee-owned mobile devices and keep company data secure, but the real threat is the loss of the device itself and the possibility that restricting employees too much could harm productivity levels, according to the BYOD & Mobile Security 2013, a survey of the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, sponsored by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Lumension Security Inc. Security firms such as mobile security startup Bluebox, say enterprises may need to look for innovative alternatives in the mobile security landscape, rather than applying traditional security technologies to the perceived threats.

Here's a look at some of the myths surrounding BYOD and mobile security, as well as advice from security experts on how to not only better protect company devices but also employees' privacy.