Rest assured, your employees are using smartphones and tablets at work whether you have a “bring your own device” policy or not. Mobile devices are the fastest and most convenient way to chat, search for information and communicate with team members.
Unfortunately, they can also be considered a top enterprise security threat based on the findings from a study conducted by Dimensional Research.
Of the 412 enterprise security leaders that were questioned in the survey, 64 percent don’t believe that their organization has the security software to stop a cyberattack on their mobile devices.
Here are some other terrifying statistics from the study:
- 20 percent of companies have been victims of a cyberattack through their mobile devices, while 24 percent have no idea if they have been compromised.
- 94 percent of security professionals claimed they expect a cyberattack on their mobile devices within the next 12 months.
- 97 percent believe that cyberattacks through mobile devices are increasing.
Unfortunately, there is a big disconnect occurring here.
Respondents appear to be well-aware that their companies aren’t taking mobile security seriously enough, with over half indicating that their company hadn’t used a mobile security solution. And yet, little is being done to change this.
One reason for this is a lack of resources. 53 percent of respondents claimed they could not afford strong security solutions. Other organizations may have a lack of executive awareness or support, an unwillingness to change or concerns about implementing a mobile security policy that would restrict and alienate workers.
Voice biometric identity verification is one cost-effective, and easy technologies that can help enterprises improve mobile security.
“Voice is a unique biometric,” explained VoiceVault EVP of Sales and Marketing Julia Webb during a recent Biometric Authentication podcast. “Unlike other biometric voice can be used anywhere there is a microphone, which makes it inexpensive to deploy. And it can be just as accurate as other biometric technologies such as EyeVerify, which was recently acquired by Alibaba, or even [Apple’s} Touch ID. And all we need is a small amount of speech in order to authenticate an individual.”
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