Welcome to the 2014 edition of the BYOD & Mobile Security Report.
Our second annual edition of the BYOD & Mobile Security Report explores the state and challenges of securing BYOD and mobility in 2014.
The results are in. We received over 1,100 responses and gained new insights into the state of BYOD and mobile security practices in 2014 – all reviewed in detail on the following pages.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this survey.
We hope you will enjoy this report.
Holger Schulze, Group Founder, Information Security, Community on LinkedIn
The 5 Major Trends in BYOD & Mobile Security
- The key drivers for BYOD are about keeping employees mobile (57 percent), satisfied (56 percent) and productive (54 percent).
- The biggest BYOD security concerns are loss of company or client data (67 percent) and unauthorized access to company data and systems (57 percent).
- Additional IT resources to manage security incidents (30 percent) are by far the biggest negative impact of mobile security threats.
- Smartphones (87 percent) are the dominant form factor among supported mobile devices, followed by laptops (79 percent) and tablets (68 percent).
- The most common risk control measure is password protection (67 percent), followed by remote wiping of data (52 percent) and use of encryption (43 percent).