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A solution for those with mobile security concerns

Posted by Eureka Editor

Last updated on September 30, 2014

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The agility of mobile devices is impressive, though they could be a weak link in your business security model.

Cybersecurity is a big risk to businesses. So much so, that they're spending billions on top of the range security and disaster recovery - if things do go wrong, they don't want to be left out of business by malicious hackers.

For small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) this kind of investment is not always possible. The temptation, then, is to spin the roulette wheel, put your money on a colour and hope you get lucky with only minimal security.

For others, having cybersecurity beyond the standard firewall defences slows the speed at which business can be done, with short-term productivity a greater incentive than long-term security management.

Many businesses are in this latter category, according to research by The Ponemon Institute.

In the survey of 618 IT professionals, more than half (52 per cent) believed that security is sacrificed for productivity, with 30 per cent saying their companies don't have a strategy in place for mobile security.

A main reason: Only 36 per cent of respondents said their companies had provided an adequate budget for mobile safety.

This raises the question of how business leaders can improve both productivity and security while sticking to tight budget requirements. One thing they can consider is utilising an effective teleconference service to pass on important data.

Teleconferencing for security

SMEs have specific needs, though any organisation has key information, sensitive figures or secret sauce recipes that they'd rather keep under their hat.

Sending data via a mobile device's internet function may have its security weaknesses, so why not use the mobile phone for its initial intention - the one it was designed first to be: a mobile phone.

Teleconferencing services over mobile devices can connect users to other mobiles and landlines, and allow them to share their sensitive data through the power and security of the spoken word.

By using existing telecommunication infrastructure, there are no expensive set-up fees. What's more ,the whole purpose of conferencing is to improve business engagement, meaning both high levels of security and productivity can be had in a pinch.

Topics: Teleconferencing

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