Smartphones & security: How to keep enterprise data safe in 2016

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Cyber attacks flooded headlines in 2015. While the attention on these hacks caused companies to take a second look at their own security procedures and possible vulnerabilities, it doesn't mean companies are in the clear. Hackers will continue to find new ways to expose and steal data--with mobile becoming a major target in 2016.

If your organization is a fan of BYOD or your users can access company data from their personal devices (hint: they probably can and probably do), then it's time to sharpen your mobile security strategy. Need to get buy-in to increase your organization's mobile security policy? These numbers don't lie.

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Dale Meredith

is a high-demand contract Microsoft Certified Trainer and project consultant. Along with his 17 years of experience as an MCT, Dale also has an additional 7 years of senior IT Management experience. Dale worked as a CTO for a popular ISP provider and a Senior Manager for a national hardware supplier. His technology specialties include Active Directory, Exchange, Server, IIS, PowerShell, SharePoint, System Center/Desktop Deployment, and Private Cloud. Dale's wide network of IT contacts stay connected through his popular blog site at www.dalemeredith.com.