BYOD Businesses Should Improve Personal Device Protection
Survey results indicated that the growing chasm between employer and employee has created the opportunity for a new approach to enterprise security.Almost 70 percent of employees in the United States and Europe would stop using their own device for work purposes if they knew their employer could remotely wipe or lock it, highlighting concerns over an infringement of privacy and suggesting bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives still face significant hurdles before adoption becomes mainstream. More than 75 percent of enterprises in the survey sponsored by AdaptiveMobile were unable to meet eight out of 10 of their current top security requirements-- this was combined with the fact that only 11 percent of employees are aware of the current level of enterprise control over their device. The study of 1,000 IT decision makers and 1,000 employees, conducted by research firm Harris Interactive, found that 83 percent of staff would stop using their own device or still use it with deep concern, if they knew their employer could see what they were doing at all times. "It is imperative that other ways of delivering mobile protection are considered," Gareth Maclachlan, chief commercial officer at AdaptiveMobile, said in a statement. "Without a new approach to mobile security, employers risk losing the savings they would accrue with BYOD remaining responsible for providing the devices and connectivity to all employees."
Survey results indicated that the growing chasm between employer and employee has created the opportunity for a new approach to enterprise security, with more than 75 percent of employees endorsing their operator as being able to bridge the gap and protect both parties.