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Enterprise mobile security by the numbers
This article is part of the July/August 2013 / Volume 15 / No. 6 issue of Information Security magazine
SearchSecurity.com polled 768 IT and security professionals in April 2013 and the data clearly indicates that the challenges of securing a multi-device environment continue to mount. While shifting IT assets outside of the firewall can help companies to lower costs, roughly 60% of the Enterprise Mobile Security Survey 2013 respondents believe mobile devices present more risk to their organizations compared to Q2 2012. About 30% of respondents do not see higher risk, while 13% said they don’t know. The consumerization of IT isn’t slowing down as more employees use personally-owned devices to access corporate data and applications. But a surprising finding in our 2013 survey was how many companies no longer even issued mobile devices outside of traditional laptop computers, sliding from 83% in our Enterprise Mobile Security Survey 2012 to 65% (Figure 1). Figure 1. Many companies no longer issue mobile devices, apart from laptops. Despite growing concerns over mobile security, only 60% of respondents indicated that their ...
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