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Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

John Cox | July 25, 2014
LinkedIn survey finds enterprise mobility still in infancy.

One of the oddest set of answers came in response to the question "What negative impact did mobile security threats have on your organization?" The largest percentage, 30% of respondents, selected "additional IT resources needed to manage mobile security." The answer almost suggests that these respondents see mobile security as a drag or a problem, rather than an enabler or solution. A similar percentage, at 27%, said "don't know." Does that indicate a complete lack of visibility into the mobile threat landscape? Another 23% picked "none."

Other negative impacts, presumably in response to actual breaches, attacks or infections, included: increased helpdesk time to repair damage from exploits (14%); disrupted business activities (12%); cost of cleaning up malware infections (also 12%); and reduced employee productivity (11%). 


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