More than half (54%) of IT professionals in Europe continue to report that the risk of BYOD outweighs the benefit, compared to 15% who say benefits are greater than risk and 31% who say that benefits and risk are balanced.
Yet, despite the risk, 26% of enterprises still do not have a security policy in place that addresses BYOD.
To help control BYOD risk, enterprises in Europe say they have:
- Encryption (48%)
- Password management system (44%)
- Remote wipe capabilities (37%).
The survey also shows that companies in Europe are increasingly allowing employees to use their work device for personal activities. Nearly 67% of enterprises allow employees to access social networking sites from a work device (34% of those impose some limitations), and 73% allow employees to shop online using a work-supplied device (38% freely allow it and 35% have some limitations).
Employee activities that ISACA members identify as high risk are storing work passwords on personal devices (80% say it poses a high risk to the enterprise) and using online file-sharing services like Google Docs or Dropbox for work documents without the company’s permission (71%). More than half (63%) of organisations prohibit using a file-sharing service for company documents.
On average, enterprises will lose 12,000 Euros in productivity due to an employee shopping online during work hours in November and December, say nearly a quarter of those surveyed. A quarter (26%) believe that employees will spend more than a full work day shopping online during work hours using a personal computer or smartphone, and 25% estimate they will spend more than a full day shopping from a work-supplied device.
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