2Android, Apple Trusted Less Than Windows, BlackBerry
Windows Mobile and BlackBerry both saw the number of IT professionals who viewed the respective platforms as the most risky ones decrease by almost half.
3Larger Businesses More Likely to Manage Data
Just 17 percent of companies with fewer than 1,000 employees use a technical approach to information management on employee’s mobile devices, far less than the 66 percent of companies with more than 5,000 employees.
4Personal Devices at Work Become More Commonplace
The vast majority of respondents that do allow personally owned mobile devices to connect to corporate networks have seen an increase in the use of such devices connecting to corporate networks.
5Mobile Security Incidents are Expensive
Once companies have mobile devices, security incidents happen and the costs are substantial. For companies with more than 5,000 employees, about half reported the cost of mobile security incidents exceeded $500,000 last year.
6Businesses of All Sizes are Deploying BYOD
Little variation was seen in the number of businesses saying they have personal mobile devices on their corporate networks from the smallest businesses (68 percent) to the largest (65 percent).
7Careless Employees and Cyber-criminals
The survey revealed that businesses fear careless employees pose greater security risks (66 percent) than cyber-criminals (34 percent) do, suggesting a need for a strong combination of technology and security awareness throughout an organization.
8Fears of Data Loss Are Top Concern
When IT professionals were presented with a list of possible issues that could occur as a result of a mobile security incident, they were by far most concerned about the possible loss of corporate information (94 percent). The cost of replacing the lost device ranked a distant second (20 percent).
9Corporate Email, Customer Data Stored on Devices
Participants reported an increase in all types of information stored on mobile devices compared with last year. Corporate email, the most common type of corporate information reported, increased from 79 percent of mobile devices last year to 88 percent this year.
10A Dearth of Mobile Management Persists
Almost two-thirds of companies that have personally owned mobile devices connecting to their corporate networks do not manage the corporate information that resides there.
11Corporate Networks Including More Personal Devices
Sixty-seven percent of respondents have devices owned personally by employees, contractors or others that are connected to their corporate networks, including 65 percent that allow both personal and company-owned mobile devices and 2 percent that have just personally owned mobile devices on their networks.