While some businesses provide smart phones to their employees for work purposes, in most cases, these are personal devices.  This could become an increasingly significant security concern.

For example, say an employee has a smart phone that receives all their work email. If that phone were ever lost or stolen, all the corporate data would suddenly be vulnerable (unless the necessary security measures are in place).  Here are some basic tips employees should be doing to ensure security:

  • Password-protect phones
  • Enable remote locking
  • Deploy anti-malware software

So, with so many employees accessing corporate data from personal devices, do you think these tips are enough?  Is this something IT departments need to be properly managing (Ripe) or are security concerns related to employee mobile devices just Hype?

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