If you haven’t heard about it already, you probably will. Pokemon Go is the newest gaming app that everyone, from young children, to grown adults, is playing. This type of widespread and popular application opens the doors to all sorts of new security risks, that could even affect your small business. Below are just some of the risks associated with the game:
You may be wondering why Pokemon Go would have anything to do with your business but there are many ways it could be putting your company at risk. For one, if you have a BYOD policy, and someone has installed Pokemon Go on their personal mobile device, they are bringing the game into your network. Not to mention, if they receive work emails or store work files on their Google drive, the game now has access to all of it. Your employees are connecting to your network and if playing the game at work, they are opening your network up to attacks. Let’s say an employee downloaded one of those tips and cheats apps that are malicious. They have made your network even more vulnerable and susceptible to attacks.
The game is said to have more downloads than any other game, LinkedIn, Messenger, Tinder, WhatsApp, and all other apps. So there is a high probability someone in your office is playing the game right now. Will you take the necessary steps to make sure your company is safe?