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: 

You can read the summary here:

Or, you can submit your email address and details and get the whole report here:

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