BYOD presents IT managers with a new set of security issues. Four out of ten IT managers say they have experienced security breaches from employees bringing in unauthorized devices. The research shows that 82% of companies already allow BYOD or will allow it within the next 24 months. Interestingly, BYOD usage is especially high in China (92%) and India (80%). Of those companies with a BYOD policy, security was by far the biggest challenge (74%).
Survey respondents rated the following threat areas as challenging or very challenging:
Preventing data leaked by employees: 68%
Increasing use of personally owned devices and social media sites: 61%
Preventing or fixing weaknesses with our business systems: 57%
Security in supply chain systems: 57%
Industrial or state-sponsored espionage: 53%
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