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Security Training: Take This Job And Secure It!

Did you hear the one about the technology that was changing the way people do business? The one everybody wanted but nobody wanted to learn how to use safely?
Did you hear the one about the technology that was changing the way people do business? The one everybody wanted but nobody wanted to learn how to use safely?Well, you can hear about it here: CompTIA's mobile device survey shows that while 80 percent of ccompanies surveyed are letting users log on from mobile devices, barely a third of the companies have implemented any additional security training for employees using the devices.

Even more astonishing -- only 10 percent of the companies surveyed indicated any likelihood of introducing such training in the next year.

That's a lot of vulnerabilities on the move!

Security training and instruction are, after a solid and enforceable security policy, among the most affordable and important defenses you can mount. While there's little to be done about employees willfully flouting policy (other than firing them, of course) what training accomplishes is to help earnest employees avoid the bonehead mistakes, oversights and incompetences that remain among the largest security challenges any business faces.

Sending employees on the road with mobile devices and access? Send them to security class first.

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