Data privacy in peril

More than two-thirds of executives report feeling as though their corporate security puts their own privacy at risk. C-levels often lack a strong sense of which corporate apps pull data, what IT has visibility into, and what information IT departments store. What if the IT department collects nearly all of a person’s mobile data, but a leak or a hackers accidentally release it into the wild?

When leadership distrusts corporate protocols, ‘rank n’ file’ will too. This becomes problematic when the majority of employees decide against opting into mobile device management (MDM) security services. Without MDM security controls deployed on devices that access company apps, the IT team can’t adequately protect the organization from cyber threats.

Improving the end-user experience

Executives are also inclined to dismiss and bypass security due to the poor end-user experience that it can create. More than 75% of CEOs have admitted that they’ve bypassed security protocols in order to accomplish a task more quickly. Business apps often require users to jump through annoying, time-consuming hoops in order to access email or business resources.

Taking the lead

Simplifying mobile security protocols keeps everyone happier and safer online. The C-suite can take the lead in championing clearer data privacy policies, stronger mobile data security initiatives, and a more friendly MDM user experience.

Organizations can implement passwordless multi-factor-authentication, or rely on YubiKeys, which can help solve these cyber security challenges.

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