The Biggest Risk to You and Your Company’s Privacy is Your Smartphone
65% of IT decision makers believe end-user negligence is the major risk to mobile security.*
52% say security practices on mobile devices have been sacrificed in order to improve employee productivity.*
*Source: Ponemon – “Security in the New Mobile Ecosystem” (Sponsored by Raytheon)
For Data Privacy Day 2015, Silent Circle’s
#PrivacyProject had everyday people on the street read some of their apps’ permissions out loud and caught their reactions.
While it must be considered that many of the apps referenced need permissions for core functionality to work, it is not always true that broad permissions are required. Do you know what permissions you’re granting?
Who are Silent Circle?
In 2011, Mike Janke, former U.S. Navy SEAL and security specialist, approached Phil Zimmermann, cryptography legend (Internet Hall of Fame inductee; creator of PGP and ZRTP) about a partnership to create the world’s first communications network built for privacy. Jon Callas, creator of Apple’s Whole Disk Encryption, joined as CTO and Silent Circle’s founding team was made.
What is Silent Circle?
An encrypted communications service with easy-to-use tools available to all who appreciate a little control over who has access to their conversations. Silent Circle says they have matured into the world’s most trusted solution for mobile privacy serving individuals, businesses, and governments in over 130 countries with a truly revolutionary ecosystem of software, services, and devices. Learn more about Silent Circle, headquartered in Switzerland with employees in eight countries – https://silentcircle.com/