Security Slideshow: Mobile Security Suffers a Crisis of Confidence
By Bob Violino | Posted 09-01-2011
Many organizations lack confidence in their ability to properly manage access to sensitive information when users connect via the cloud or on mobile devices and laptops, according to a survey by Courion, a provider of identity and access management technologies. The company conducted an online survey of 988 IT decision makers at large enterprises worldwide in June and July 2011. Courion notes that the findings are "especially troubling, given the growing popularity of consumer devices." Two out of every three large enterprises report that they have employees who are connecting their own personal mobile devices o n the corporate network, and yet more than one out of every five organizations does not have a policy in place to govern this use, or is not even aware If a policy exists. The survey results indicate that enterprises are fairly confident that they can assure appropriate user access to resources on-premise, but they become much less confident when users connect via the cloud or on mobile devices or laptops.