It goes without saying that useful job perks that improve an employee’s quality of life can help bring in top talent. This trend initially gained steam with the company car, but could “bring your own device” (BYOD) be the next iteration of this?

Integrating business and personal communications into one mobile device creates a more attractive user experience for employees, and they in turn often view this as a nice perk. However, a BYOD culture brings security implications as well, especially as devices are now increasingly being used for work tasks, and not just for checking email. While the streamlining that comes along with BYOD is largely appealing to both businesses and employees, corporate data that is accessed on these dual purpose devices must be protected to ensure a successful program for the enterprise.

Additionally, mobile payments continue to be a hot topic with the recent unveiling of Apple Pay, the mobile payment service offered as part of Apple’s iOS 8. Apple Pay has been available to customers for a little over a week now. One of Apply Pay’s competitors, CurrentC, is currently dealing with a data breach in which an unauthorized third party obtained user e-mail addresses. Although no financial data was said to be touched, consumers are questioning if their contact information is leaked so easily, could their financial information be at risk as well?  And if personal information is released, could enterprise data on a BYOD mobile device also be unwillingly shared?

Mobile data breaches are stressful situations that can leave consumers and enterprises unsure of what apps can be trusted. Appthority offers a detailed analysis of which apps are the most risky and leave you and your enterprise vulnerable to unauthorized third parties. Promoting a safe and secure mobile workplace while keeping up-to-date with modern technology can result in a win-win for your enterprise.

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