9 Statistics on BYOD Security Policies

Although 68 percent of organizations across industries have some form of a "bring your own device" policy, just 39 percent have a mobile data management system in place, according to a survey from InformationWeek.

Many organizations' BYOD policies have lax security:

  • 45 percent let any device onto the network without enforcing user compliance with policies in place.
  • 53 percent of organizations just require a password longer than four characters, 7 percent have no password requirements.
  • 42 percent of organizations skip malware scanning.
  • 13 percent do not enforce encryption requirements on mobile devices that access enterprise data.

The result of lax policies has been security incidents at a significant number of organizations. In the past year:

  • 11 percent have experienced a data breach requiring public disclosure.
  • 45 percent have had a mobile device containing enterprise data be reported missing.

Survey responses were collected from 421 organizations, 32 percent of which are subject to HIPAA.

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