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BYOD Security concerns

From Slashdot

A Bring Your Own Device policy might save companies money, but a new survey highlights a lack of security procedures for keeping it secure.

Some two-thirds of businesses follow some sort of BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”) policy, allowing workers to use their personal devices in a work context. That’s according to a new survey by consulting firm ITIC and KnowBe4.com.

The Web-based survey, which queried respondents from 550 companies worldwide between July and August 2012, also found something disturbing, at least from a security perspective: around 71 percent of businesses had no specific policies or procedures for keeping BYOD secure. Around 13 percent had such policies in place, while another 9 percent were in the process of developing them, with the remainder unsure of where their companies stood in terms of hardening personal devices against attack or data loss.

Full article here:  http://slashdot.org/topic/cloud/byod-lacks-security-survey/

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