Mobile devices pose greatest potential security risk: Survey

Cyberattacks becoming more common, sophisticated and severe
By John Dujay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/20/2017

Mobile devices have become a mainstay at the workplace, whether for personal or professional use. But there are considerable risks — 75 per cent of Canadian IT professionals say these devices are the greatest potential risk to a company’s IT department, according to a recent survey.

“It makes sense why companies want their employees to use consumer-grade devices inside the enterprise, and have one platform for both home consumption and business as well,” said Ryan Wilson, chief technology officer, security, at Scalar Decisions in Toronto, which released the survey of 658 IT and security professionals.

But the challenge is to ensure any corporate data on these devices remains inside a “secure container,” he said.