“Businesses now need to think about more than just their own security and ensure that their level is at least mirrored by that of their cloud service provider.” – Mike Simmonds, Managing Director, Axial Systems.

When BYOD originally took off, security concerns drove companies to take measures to counteract the risks of allowing remote access to company data from employee devices.

Many believed they had shut the door to cyber-crime. In reality, data breaches have continued to soar. According to research from PwC, showcased in a recent infographic from Swivel Secure, the number of small firms experiencing a data breach jumped by 14% last year – and although in 2014, the average cost of such a breach was £90k, it rose to £190k in 2015.

Mike Simmonds discusses the need to stay alert as data breach costs rise in IT Security Guru