As mentioned in the previous post, on November 13th the XI National Congress of ANSSAIF (National Association of Security Specialists in Companies of Financial Intermediation) was held in Rome, on the theme of ‘Digital Services, Security, Network – What knowledge and what tools to address new threats?’. The appointment, rich of illustrious and interesting interventions, also saw the participation of Prometeo Management Consulting, who presented the results of the online survey about security of mobile devices launched for the occasion. Below we summarize the main results of the survey, presented during the Congress.
- The interviews revealed a lack of awareness among users about the risks and consequences of their own behavior in terms of security awareness. Companies can make up for this deficiency by implementing an adequate training program for all employees.
- The safety deficiencies identified could be addressed through the implementation of a tool for the mobile device management (EMM) that allows to manage the device from all points of view (Hardware, Software, Security).
- It was found that business mobile devices are also used for personal purposes, so exposing the organizations to security risks for their systems to which the devices have access. In particular, 65% of surveyed users stores personal data on business mobile devices. It is important to combine to an EMM suite also company policies and procedures to identify and formalize the engagement and the commitment of top management.