European Data Protection Digest

Study: BYOD Risks Increase With Cloud Use

CLOUD COMPUTING—UK

March 28, 2013

As risks of data leaks increase with the proliferation of BYOD, a University of Glasgow study indicates companies are more vulnerable with employee use of certain cloud storage services. Researchers found data could be recovered from devices in memory or memory cards or via malware with “root access” to the device. "From a forensics perspective, there is little you can do on a device today without leaving some kind of remnants," said Paul Henry, a forensic analyst for Lumension. One of the study’s researchers also noted that the separation of personal and corporate data on a device is critical, adding, “The cloud applications must be part of the bigger picture of how you segregate the device.”
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