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The Risks of Mobile Work

The Risks of Mobile Work

Working remotely has it’s benefits, but mobile security is a concern for CIOs and IT.

Mobile work is the new normal, and it’s easy to see why. The emergence of mobile connectivity options has enabled professionals to get work done from a variety of locations beyond the office, blurring the lines between work and personal, and creating an expectation that they should be able to connect from anywhere. But mobile professionals are taking matters in to their own hands, frequently taking security risks in their pursuit of staying connected. As a result, CIOs and senior IT decision makers are increasingly concerned about the risks associated with working on the go. You can read our findings in the 2018 iPass Mobile Security Report.

Highlights from the 2018 Mobile Security Report


Wi-Fi Security

81% of CIOs said their company had experienced a Wi-Fi related security incident in the last year.

Hacking Risks

57% of CIOs suspect their mobile workers have been hacked or caused a mobile security issue in the last year.

Cafés & Coffee Shops

62% of Wi-Fi related security incidents occured in cafés and coffee shops.

Personal Devices

94% of CIOs believe the rise of BYOD has increased mobile security risks.


Only 46% of enterprises were confident that mobile workers were using a VPN.


Press Coverage

REDWOOD SHORES, California, 28 March 2018 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today published the iPass Mobile Security Report 2018, revealing that more than half (57%) of organizations suspect their mobile workers have been hacked, or caused a mobile security issue, in the last 12 months. Overall, 81% of respondents said they had seen Wi-Fi related security incidents in the last 12 months, with cafes and coffee shops (62%) ranked as the venues where such incidents had occurred most.


2018 iPass Mobile Security Webinar

Surveying 500 CIOs and senior IT decision makers from the U.S., U.K., Germany and France, the 2018 iPass Mobile Security Report examines how organizations view today’s mobile security threats and employees’ use of free public Wi-Fi. Join Barry Solomon, Product Marketing Lead at iPass, for a live webinar on Wednesday, April 11th, as he takes us through the findings.