This blog details some of my thoughts and aspirations relating to application packaging, compatibility and the ongoing management of applications on desktop, server and cloud platforms. I have a strong focus on the Windows desktop space, but as we progress into more and more cloud based application management, we will definitely see more posts on getting applications working
in the cloud.
Monday, 20 August 2012
BYOD Survey: Edge devices are not secure
More on the BYOD (Bring your own device) theme. I read a survey late last week that indicated that most BYOD devices (i.e. your smartphone) that are used in the enterprise, do not have passwords. Some of the key findings of the report included;
84 percent of individuals stated they use the same smartphone for personal and work usage.
47 percent reported they have no pass-code on their mobile phone.
36 percent reuse the same password.
51 percent of respondents stated their companies do not have the ability to remotely wipe data from mobile devices if they are locked or lost.
In addition, the report quotes the following results;
Despite the growing awareness, 60 percent of respondents are still writing down passwords on a piece of paper. There is progress, however, as 24 percent reported using a password management system, 11 percent are saving an encrypted document on their desktop and 7 percent have a document saved on their desktop. Nearly half of all respondents - 49 percent - stated their IT departments have not discussed mobile/cybersecurity with them.
Here is a quick infographics to help tell the story: