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iPass Mobile Security Report: Half of Organizations Suspect Their Mobile Workers Have Been Hacked in the Last 12 Months

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Cafes see highest number of Wi-Fi related incidents

 

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iPass Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAS), a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today published the iPass Mobile Security Report 2018, revealing that more than half (57%) of organizations suspect their mobile workers have been hacked, or caused a mobile security issue, in the last 12 months. Overall, 81% of respondents said they had seen Wi-Fi related security incidents in the last 12 months, with cafes and coffee shops (62%) ranked as the venues where such incidents had occurred most. That was closely followed by airports (60%) and hotels (52%), with other locations on the list including train stations (30%), exhibition centers (26%), and in-flight (20%).

Compiling the responses of 500 organizations from the U.S., U.K., Germany and France, the annual iPass Mobile Security Report* provides an overview of how companies are dealing with the trade-off between security and the need to enable a mobile workforce. Many organizations have now implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies to empower their mobile workers. However, for all the positives this can bring, 94% of enterprises said BYOD has increased mobile security risks. Overall, 92% of organizations said they were concerned their growing mobile workforce presents an increasing number of mobile security challenges.

"There is no escaping the fact that mobile security threats are rising. So while it is great that mobile workers are increasingly able to work from locations such as cafes, hotels and airports, there is no guarantee the Wi-Fi hotspot they are using is fully secure," said Raghu Konka, vice president of engineering at iPass. "Given the amount of high-profile security breaches in recent years, it's not surprising this issue is on the radar of CIOs. The conundrum remains: how can they keep their mobile workers secure while providing them with the flexibility to get connected anywhere using their device of choice?"

The research shows the majority of organizations are still addressing mobile security problems by banning employee usage of free Wi-Fi hotspots. More than a quarter (27%) take the hardline approach of banning their use at all times, while 40% ban their use sometimes. A further 16% plan to introduce a ban on public Wi-Fi hotspots in the future.

Many organizations use virtual private networks (VPN) to provide secure remote access to their data and systems, and the research shows that employee usage of VPNs is slowly increasing. In 2016, the iPass Mobile Security Report revealed that 26% of organizations were fully confident their mobile workers were using a VPN every time they went online, but that figure has jumped to 46% in 2018. However, that still leaves more than half (54%) of respondents reporting they still aren't fully confident their mobile workers use a VPN every time they go online.

Highlights from the report, categorized by geographic region, include:

  • CIOs from Germany (71%) are the most suspicious that their mobile workers have been hacked or caused a security issue.
  • U.K. enterprises are likely to be the most wary of employees working from cafes/coffee shops, as (81%) have seen Wi-Fi related security incidents occur in such a location. Meanwhile, alarm bells could ring for enterprises from the U.S. when their employees come online in airports, as 68% have seen an incident occur there.
  • In the U.K., almost half (42%) of enterprises have no plans to ban the use of free Wi-Fi hotspots. This is significantly higher compared to the U.S. (9%), Germany (10%), and France (12%).
  • U.K. organizations (38%) were least confident that their mobile workers are using a VPN every time they go online. The figure is higher in Germany (53%), U.S. (49%) and France (41%).

"While putting a blanket ban on accessing public Wi-Fi hotspots could initially appear to stop the security problem at the source, the fact of the matter is that mobile workers will stop at nothing to get themselves online. There's no point in putting roadblocks in their way without also providing a solution," added Konka. "Organizations must focus on taking positive action to resolve the security problems mobile workers are bringing to the table. With a secure connection through a VPN, enterprises can have confidence that Wi-Fi hotspot usage will have a positive rather than negative impact on their business. The key for organizations is to educate mobile workers about today's security threats, and to provide them with the tools to remain productive and secure."

*The research was carried out by independent market research company Vanson Bourne during February and March 2018. The sample comprised 500 CIO and IT decision makers from the U.S. (200), U.K. (100), Germany (100) and France (100).

About iPass Inc.

iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) is a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world's largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 64 million hotspots around the globe, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect(TM) platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass SmartConnect app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi.

iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

iPass Media Contact
Spark Communications
Alex Crawshaw
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7436 0420
Email: ipass@sparkcomms.co.uk 

iPass IR Contacts
Kirsten Chapman / Becky Herrick
LHA Investor Relations
Tel: +1-415-433-3777
Email: ipass@lhai.com 




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