Survey: Corporate IT Fails to Secure Personal Devices

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According to the results of a recent AppSense survey of 1,000 UK employees, 63 percent of respondents say corporate IT is failing to secure all personal devices brought into the business (h/t Infosecurity).

The survey also found that 67 percent either don't comply with, or don't know of, any specific guidelines regarding the use of personal devices for work purposes.

Only 25 percent of workers said they're fully confident that their personal device has been secured by their IT departments, and 21 percent admitted that they don't even tell their IT departments that they're using personal devices for work purposes.

"Information security is understandably of great concern to IT professionals and this research underlines the central position this should take when deciding on corporate IT policy," Nick Lowe, VP of Sales and GM EMEA at AppSense, said in a statement. "However, what this research makes clear is that while many have the best of intentions, there are still prominent gaps between where IT departments are in securing users and devices and where they should be."

The company also surveyed 100 UK-based IT decision makers, of whom 46 percent said they don't have a clearly defined BYOD policy. Among those who do have a BYOD policy, only one percent said three quarters or more of their workforce are actively enrolled in their organization's BYOD program.