The high tech sector is high profile target for cyber attacks and insider abuse. They are home to very valuable highly engineered products – often leading edge technologies that competitors and hackers would love to get their hands on. To add to this, BYOD policies often leave information on these devices vulnerable.
Similar to other organizations, high tech companies work extensively with partners, geographically distributed development centers and outsourced services to maintain equipment at their customers’ sites. High tech companies also have knowledge workers who have access to enormous amounts of confidential data stored in proprietary designs, including source code and application design files that need to be protected.