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BYOD is the biggest blind spot

Least effective security measures are password-protected documents, facial recognition, and access controls.

Bitglass has released findings from a survey of 129 Black Hat conference attendees.
Key findings of the survey include:
? The top five data blind spots are unmanaged devices (61%), not-up-to-date systems (55%), mobile devices (36%), data at rest in the cloud (26%), and traditional on-premises security (21%)
? Password protected documents (33%) were ranked as the least effective security measure, followed by facial recognition (19%) and access controls (16%)
? Almost 60% of respondents ranked phishing as the number one method of data exfiltration, followed by malware (26%)
? More than three quarters (83%) of respondents believe that hackers are motivated by the monetary value of data, with ego and entertainment-value playing only a small role
Commenting on the results, Rich Campagna, CEO at Bitglass, said: “Corporate security efforts are struggling to keep up with the proliferation of BYOD. Enterprises must ensure that employees can securely access data from any device, including unmanaged mobile devices. Controlling data, its location, and access to that data are critical capabilities to prevent data leakage and hacking.”
“The fact that phishing was ranked as the number one method of data exfiltration is particularly worrying given the challenges around securing BYOD. With little visibility into unmanaged devices, companies can struggle to identify and respond to phishing and malware.”

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