July 2016: Protecting Your Security & Privacy for Mobile Apps

Pokémon Go has become an overnight sensation with people of all ages and backgrounds spending more time on the app than on social media networks. As popularity continues to climb, companies are faced with new privacy and security concerns for those employees that play at work and even download the app on company devices. All this raises the question, how secure are your systems and BYOD policy? Are employees truly the biggest security threat?

Here are three articles that address the privacy and security concerns surrounding popular apps like Pokémon Go.

Protecting Your Privacy with the ‘Pokemon Go’ App
Pokemon Go is now the biggest mobile game in US history after more than 21 million users have signed up in just a few days. But did you know once you download the app, you can also put much of your private information at risk? Read full article

Top 10 Mobile Security Risks
Mobile apps offer a level of convenience that the world has never known before. From home, the office, on the road and even from your hotel room in another country on vacation – you can login to your voicemail at work, check your credit card balance, view your bank balance, buy new clothes, book travel and more. Read full article

Workers should not download Pokemon Go on work-owned or BYOD devices
Today, the International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) called on corporations to ban the installation and use of Pokémon Go on both corporate-owned, business-only (COBO) phones/tablets and “bring your own device” (BYOD) phones/tablets with direct access to sensitive corporate information and accounts. Read full article



How The Cybersecurity Industry Is Coping With A Skills Shortage
Security breaches and digital attacks are a regular part of the news cycle these days. An even scarier reality is that, according to experts, there aren’t enough people trained to fend off these cyber raids. Read full article


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