When Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) first took off, security concerns drove companies to take measures to endeavour to counteract the risks of allowing remote access to company data from employee devices. Many believed they had shut the door to cybercrime. A recent report from the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout, the data risk management company, found that the number of data breaches in the US alone jumped 29 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to the corresponding period the year before.

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