Security News

Organizations ill-equipped to deal with growing BYOD security threats
2021-06-17 04:30

Bitglass and Cybersecurity Insiders announced several findings from a report that show the rapid adoption of unmanaged personal devices connecting to work-related resources and why organizations are ill-equipped to deal with growing security threats such as malware and data theft. The study surveyed hundreds of cybersecurity professionals across industries to better understand how COVID-19's resulting surge of remote work has affected security and privacy risks introduced by the use of personal mobile devices.

Security teams plan a new pandemic quarantine for BYOD devices headed back to the office
2021-05-05 20:59

Security professionals are bracing for the next phase of the remote work reality: personal devices coming back into the office and bringing along all the associated security risks. Security teams are worried about the security status of laptops, smartphones and tablets employees will bring to the office after using them on a home network for months without proper supervision or control.

DaaS, BYOD, leasing and buying: Which is better for cybersecurity?
2020-09-22 05:00

Still, leasing is beneficial because rather than jeopardizing cybersecurity to purchase large volumes of hardware, enterprises can rent fully covered devices. Comparable to DaaS providers, leasing companies are responsible for device maintenance and have to ensure that every laptop, phone, and tablet has the appropriate security software.

Abandoned apps like TikTok pose a security risk in a BYOD world
2020-08-12 20:03

Social media apps put corporate networks at risk and provide raw material for deep fakes. Based on data from data from November 2019 to April 2020, 39% of abandoned apps with live installs were in the productivity category, and 30% were in games and entertainment.

BYOD: A trend rife with security concerns
2020-07-08 15:22

A new report from cloud security company Bitglass found that employers are losing control of their enterprise's cybersecurity reins due to the explosion of the bring your own device trend. Now that data breaches have become a daily occurrence, the security concerns around the use of personal devices has given cybersecurity experts pause.

Forget BYOD, this is BYOVM: Ransomware tries to evade antivirus by hiding in a virtual machine on infected systems
2020-05-22 16:00

With antivirus tools increasingly wise to common infection tricks, one group of extortionists has taken the unusual step of stashing their ransomware inside its own virtual machine. According to Vikas Singh, Gabor Szappanos, and Mark Loman at Sophos, criminals have slotted the file-scrambling Ragnar Locker nasty into a virtual machine running a variant of Windows XP, called MicroXP. Then, once the crooks have infiltrated a victim's network and gained administrative access - typically via a weak RDP box or through a compromised managed services provider - they download the VM, along with Oracle's VirtualBox hypervisor to run it, on each machine they can get into.

Forget BYOD, this is BYOVM: Ransomware tries to evade antivirus by hiding in a virtual machine on infected systems
2020-05-22 16:00

With antivirus tools increasingly wise to common infection tricks, one group of extortionists has taken the unusual step of stashing their ransomware inside its own virtual machine. According to Vikas Singh, Gabor Szappanos, and Mark Loman at Sophos, criminals have slotted the file-scrambling Ragnar Locker nasty into a virtual machine running a variant of Windows XP, called MicroXP. Then, once the crooks have infiltrated a victim's network and gained administrative access - typically via a weak RDP box or through a compromised managed services provider - they download the VM, along with Oracle's VirtualBox hypervisor to run it, on each machine they can get into.

Cloud + BYOD + IoT = major security gaps
2020-03-13 05:30

That's the finding from a survey from Axonius, which reveals how trends including the ever-increasing number of end-user devices, rapid cloud adoption, and the looming IoT explosion are leading to increased complexity and risk and decreased visibility. Pressure on IT and security teams to deal with major security gaps.

BYOD security challenges leave companies at risk
2019-12-10 05:00

Organizations aren’t moving quickly enough on cybersecurity threats linked to the drive toward using personal mobile devices in the workplace, warns a QUT privacy researcher. QUT’s Dr Kenan...

Lookout now secures BYOD for Microsoft Office 365 users
2019-11-06 01:30

Lookout, the leader in securing the post-perimeter world, has announced a new, strategic integration to secure bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) for Microsoft Office 365 users. Lookout Mobile Endpoint...