BYOD: The Hidden Threat

by Spirent

May 25, 2014

Download Gone are the days when corporate network security could rely on a WAN gateway firewall and control of physical access. The increasing use of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) means threats can enter via your employees' personal devices.

A 2013 Ovum employee study shows that over sixty percent of employees bring their own devices to work and access corporate resources with them. Whilst BYOD brings numerous advantages, the Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report calculates the average cost of a data breach in the US is $5.4m.

This paper details the new corporate security landscape. It describes the measures necessary to guarantee corporate security and suggests how to select a test solution.