Survey: business express concern over security, BYOD and cloud options

The business landscape is changing and cloud options and bring your own device (BYOD) policies are leading the charge. Telecommunication provider Digium recently released an infographic that shows that 62 percent of small to midsized businesses either have or are planning to deploy iPads in the next six months. As with any evolution, there are concerns.

Attendees of Guidance Software's 12th Annual Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC) back in May filled out a survey and the results were announced on July 17. The focus of the questions were cloud computing, security and BYOD and what issues businesses foresaw with these initiatives.

"As this survey shows, the computing infrastructure evolution to the cloud and to mobile devices produces new digital investigation challenges," said Victor Limongelli, president and CEO of Guidance Software in a press release.

Security concerns received a number of responses concerns. Advanced persistent threats (45 percent), insider threats (30 percent) and length of time it takes to resolve attacks (25 percent) topped the list of issues businesses deal with.

Also, according to the survey, 78 percent of respondents said their organizations allow employees to use their personal devices for work related functions. When it comes to the impact the cloud will have on business, 54 percent expected it would complicate data collections.

Businesses in Ohio would be wise to partner with an IT consulting firm to face the challenges and deal with the issue from the beginning.

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