Company/Phone Security and a Mobile Workforce

Did you know that 15% of the global population uses a pet’s name as their password? That is a shocking statistic, but it is only the tip of the iceberg when considering modern password vulnerabilities.

In part one of this two-part series of the Looking Forward Podcast, Host, Jeff Ostroff, and Mobile Mentor Founder, Denis O’Shea, take an in-depth look into the vulnerabilities of poor password hygiene and the consequences many face when their credentials are compromised.

The two discuss how employee passwords are leading to significant company breaches across a multitude of industries. They also examine the solutions to password vulnerabilities via the security of work devices.

Some key topics from the episode include:

  • How employees’ use of technology has evolved and the security risks that accompany the growth

  • The global adoption of cloud technology

  • The pandemic’s impact on modern work

  • The acceleration of BYO technology caused by the global chip shortage

  • Remote onboarding challenges

  • The gap between employee security considerations and company security initiatives

  • The implications of poor password hygiene

  • The connection between password vulnerabilities and the majority of security breaches

  • Common mistakes surrounding password hygiene and management


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