Companies consider employee-owned devices a top security risk

The consumerization of IT continues at a rapid rate, as employees embrace the convenience of connecting their own devices to the corporate network and organizations recognize the obvious bottom-line benefits of those employees spending their own money on the equipment, instead of the company buying it. However, those same organizations are not blind to the security risks that are posed by all those privately owned smart phones, laptops and other mobile devices. A recent survey by ISACA (the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) showed that a majority of those responding believe such mobile devices pose a greater risk to enterprise networks than anything else. 44 percent noted that they were aware of corporate data being stored insecurely on the devices. The survey also indicated that there are, as yet, no standard best practices that are implemented across organizations for better securing these privately owned devices.

Read more details of the survey results here:

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