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Protection Isn't Keeping Pace with Cyberthreats from BYOD, Cloud Storage, Georgia Tech Report Says

Companies will face next year emerging threats in cloud data storage that will demand security measures that go far beyond what is offered by service providers, a university report says.

In addition, the Georgia Institute of Technology is warning that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend among employees using their smartphones for work will present unique challenges that will need to be addressed.

The university recently released its 2014 Emerging Cyber Threats Report, giving its researchers' take on the security landscape and how companies should respond.

Leading the report are the threats employees' use of cloud data services pose to corporate networks. Seven in 10 IT managers either confirm or assume employees are saving business data to the cloud, but few companies are tackling the problem, the report said.

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In addition, the Georgia Institute of Technology is warning that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend among employees using their smartphones for work will present unique challenges that will need to be addressed.

The university recently released its 2014 Emerging Cyber Threats Report, giving its researchers' take on the security landscape and how companies should respond.

Leading the report are the threats employees' use of cloud data services pose to corporate networks. Seven in 10 IT managers either confirm or assume employees are saving business data to the cloud, but few companies are tackling the problem, the report said.

Read Full Article