Mobile is revolutionizing the modern day retail experience for consumers, and brands such as Target are deploying a variety of tactics to leverage wireless communication to better connect with their consumers. Target's Executive Vice President for Technology Services and CIO Beth Jacob talks about the company's steps to provide its customers superior service through mobile, such as guest WiFi and coupon scanning at check-out.
Today, we released the results of a survey of 250 IT professionals and 1,000 full-time employed mobile device users that compares attitudes about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and security.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Some IT professionals are unaware of how many employees are accessing company information on the wireless device
- 60 percent of IT professionals believe 25 percent or less of their employees are accessing work related information on their smartphone or tablet.
- 57 percent of users said they access work related information on their smartphone or tablet at least once a week.
- 82 percent of users and 67 percent of IT professionals agree that it’s the user’s primary duty to keep their devices secure.
- 83 percent of users believe their smartphone is very to somewhat secure, 85 percent for tablets
- 68 percent of IT professionals believe their smartphone is very to somewhat secure, 70 percent for tablets
- Smaller companies, with fewer than 500 employees, are less likely to communicate to their employees about BYOD and security.
- 72 percent of IT professionals at smaller companies say it’s the employee’s responsibility to secure the device.
- 67 percent of IT professionals at smaller companies believe the benefits of BYOD outweigh the risks
This morning we released the results of the CTIA cybersecurity consumer research survey with more than 1,500 wireless consumers on keeping their wireless devices secure.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Consumers understand the dangers and take responsibility for their device’s security.
- 85 percent believe mobile devices are very to somewhat vulnerable
- 74 percent say keeping their devices secure is their responsibility
- 53 percent view cybersecurity the same way on mobile devices as on computers
- Consumer’s understand the dangers, but often don’t take action.
- 47 percent of consumers overall use PINs and passwords; 69 percent of consumers who had their device lost or stolen in the past use PINs and passwords
- 41 percent of consumers use tools such as remote locking, track and/or erasing apps
- 31 percent of consumers have installed an anti-virus program on their smartphone, compared to 91 percent on a laptop
- It isn’t all bad news for consumer’s security.
- 66 percent of consumers run updates on their smartphones
- 66 percent of consumers review their wireless bills for suspicious activity at least once a month
- 55 percent of consumers who use their phone for online banking use encryption or security software
- 67 percent of consumers believe the industry is better equipped to write cybersecurity regulations that the federal government
Text-to-911 is the next phase of emergency communications, with the industry voluntarily committing to have that technology available by May, 2014. It has its unique qualities and challenges, as detailed by Charles McKee, Sprint Vice- President of Government Affairs.
The day one crowd at CTIA2013 packed the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
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Yesterday was jammed packed with some great speakers and panelists. If you missed something, make sure to visit our show’s highlight page.
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