CyrusOne Shares Most Prevalent “Bring Your Own Device” Risks in New Executive Report
Global colocation solutions provider examines how enterprise firms can combat BYOD risks in the workplace
DALLAS (August 31, 2016) – Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) recently published a new executive report on the four most common enterprise dangers of employing the “bring your own device” (BYOD) model. For employers, BYOD offers exceptional value in reducing IT costs, improving productivity, increasing employee satisfaction, and providing increased flexibility; however, with these advantages come increased cybersecurity risks as well.
The most commonplace security concerns include malware due to outdated operating systems, connection hijacking through unsecured networks, phishing and SMiShing (short message service phishing) gained by access to sensitive information, and device theft. Combating these cybersecurity hazards is instrumental to protecting enterprise data. Employee education is the most critical procedure to preventing security risks, along with having additional robust technology that adds an extra layer of security to personal electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets.
“As more and more enterprises turn to the BYOD model, it is integral for internal data and pathways to remain secure and protected,” said Scott Brueggeman, chief marketing officer, CyrusOne. “Data center providers like CyrusOne lead the charge in providing advanced security solutions for enterprise customers, including many of the Fortune 1000, who require top-of-the-line security features. Ensuring customer teams are practicing protected security measures is essential to avoiding cybersecurity breaches and defending all confidential information.”
Blake Hankins, chief information officer at CyrusOne, authored the executive report.He is responsible for all aspects of information technology at CyrusOne including infrastructure, system administration, development and network.
“Security is a challenge in IT that, unfortunately, is never going to go away,” said Hankins. “As technology continues to advance and change, all companies must be aware of the risks they face and enterprise employees must be aware of the immediate precautions required to keep technology safe, especially when using individual devices in an enterprise setting. I’m proud to share the insights of this report to help advance enterprise security.”
To learn more about combating BYOD risks, download the executive report.
CyrusOne operates more than 30 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia. CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure require to deliver excellent availability, including an architecture with the highest available power redundancy (2N).
Renowned for exceptional service, building enduring customer relationships, and high customer satisfaction levels, CyrusOne serves nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 175 of the Fortune 1000 among its more than 950 customers.
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 950 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 175 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.
CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require, and are delivered through a tailored, customer-service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service deliveries throughout its more than 30 data centers worldwide. Additional information about CyrusOne can be found at www.cyrusone.com.
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