Businesses Worried About BYOD Security Risks
Security (39 percent) and employee privacy (12 percent) are the biggest inhibitors of BYOD adoption, according to the Blancco Technology Group survey.Data leakage and loss reign as the top bring your own device (BYOD) security concerns, according to a survey of more than 800 global cyber security professionals. The survey, conducted by Crowd Research Partners in conjunction with data security vendors Bitglass, Blancco Technology Group, Check Point Technologies, Skycure, SnoopWall and Tenable Network Security, found that 56 percent of companies are worried about unauthorized access to company data and systems. Security (39 percent) and employee privacy (12 percent) are the biggest inhibitors of BYOD adoption. In contrast, management opposition (3 percent) and user experience concerns (4 percent) rank far lower. "With the explosion of data across multiple devices and remote access to systems, organizations are just now realizing how exposed their data is to security breaches," Pat Clawson, CEO of Blancco Technology Group, told eWEEK. "It’s now critical and urgent for organizations to understand data lifecycle management and the processes and systems required at each stage – from creation of data to when it reaches end-of-life--before it becomes unmanageable."
Clawson explained this mistake isn’t specific to just one type of business--it happens to all kinds of businesses, regardless of their size, category or customer base.