In January 2015, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver announced that his website, which attracts 10 million visitors per month, had been compromised. This followed an announcement by Forbes that a month earlier, in December of 2014, the highly visible “Thought of the Day” flash widget had been compromised as well. In both of these, the hacked website was simply the first step in a complex process that is carefully engineered to make money off of unsuspecting internet users.
BYOD is solvable. COPE is solvable. The rest of the acronym soup that describes problems associated with keeping company data safe while on mobile devices are solvable. But today, it takes several different solutions strung together to get that data leaving the perimeter to be safe. In the future, those solutions will come together and the problem of protecting data as it moves around the world will be easier and cheaper.
There’s been talk in the U.S. recently about increasing broadband speeds which is good news for many.
“As consumers adopt and demand more from their platforms and devices, the need for broadband will increase,” FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn recently said when the agency voted to change the definition of broadband. “What is crystal clear to me is that the broadband speeds of yesteryear are woefully inadequate today and beyond.”
Businesses in particular stand to benefit as the use of bandwidth-intensive applications such as file sharing, collaboration apps and social media by employees continues to grow.