Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
SYS-CON.TV
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
IBM
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Microsoft
Windows Azure
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
Why VDI?
CA
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
ExactTarget
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
POWER PANELS:
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
Credant Survey Finds Shoppers Leave More Than 5,000 Mobile Devices at Largest U.S. Shopping Malls

Credant Technologies, the trusted expert in data protection, today announced the results of its second survey of the number of missing mobile devices at 15 of the largest 44 shopping malls in the United States. In the last year, 5,754 devices were lost or left behind by consumers, more than double recorded in Credant’s same survey of malls the year before. These latest survey results underscore the need for users and their employers to take proactive steps in securing both personal and corporate data, especially with the increased use of mobile devices for personal use and for work.

Click to Tweet: @Credant survey finds #consumers left behind more than 5,000 #mobile devices at shopping malls. #datasecurity

This year’s research revealed that for a second year in a row, nearly all of the missing devices left behind were smartphones or tablets (95 percent). The good news is that more and more mall visitors are checking with security to reclaim their devices, up from 50 percent to almost 75 percent this year. The bad news, however, is that an overwhelming number of shopping malls - like airports, hotels and athletic venues - are donating unclaimed smartphones to various charities without ever removing sensitive data from the device.

Credant also found that:

  • Mobile devices are most commonly found in food courts (40 percent)
  • A marked increase in lost devices occurs during the holiday season – from Black Friday through the December holiday season (67 percent)
  • All of the devices found are kept at security, many being locked in a safe while waiting to be claimed
  • Interesting items left behind included $1,000 in cash and a chandelier

“These survey results again underscore the need for mobile device users to take the security of their valuable information seriously,” said Bob Heard, CEO, Credant. “There really is no substitute for following basic security protocols on the device and best practices for handling sensitive information. An individual’s misplaced device should never land their employer in the daily data breach headlines.”

With Black Friday just a week away, unsecured devices make for easy targets for criminal and malicious behavior. A 2012 Verizon Wireless Databreach Investigations Report found that a relatively small number of 855 hacking incidents can translate into 174 million compromised records.

Credant offers several quick and easy ways to safeguard information stored or accessed on a mobile device:

  • Set a long password unique to each device you have. Do not choose a password available to people on social media channels.
  • Always encrypt information. Whether your work information is financial, healthcare or government related, always lock it down as much as possible.
  • Store your device safely. Leave your device in your purse or pocket. Do not leave it in your car, out on a food court table, on a bathroom sink or next to the cash register.
  • Have a last resort by enabling “remote kill” services that can clear all your personal and corporate data with the click of a button.

Survey Methodology

Credant Technologies interviewed lost and found departments in 15 of the largest U.S. shopping malls to find out what wireless devices were most likely to be left behind by customers. Outreach was conducted to 44 malls. Respondents represented every region of the United States.

About Credant Technologies

Credant Technologies is the trusted expert in data protection. Founded in 2001, Credant's solutions comprehensively address the leading enterprise security issues of controlling, managing and protecting data located on desktops, laptops, smart phones, removable media or private or public cloud infrastructures. Credant Technologies' flagship product, Credant Mobile Guardian, offers the broadest range of integrated enterprise solutions. Investors are Austin Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Intel Capital (NASDAQ:INTC). For more information, visit www.credant.com.

About Business Wire
Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framewo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Utimaco will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware based security solutions that...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SOA Software, an API management leader, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SOA Software is a leading provider of API M...
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi, who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Busin...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021



SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE

Breaking Cloud Computing News

Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ:SILC) (TASE:SILC), an industry-leading provider of high...