When an Employee Loses a Work Phone

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 05-06-2014 Email

Absolute Software's "2013 U.K. Mobile Enterprise Risk Survey Summary Report" focuses on the state of work phone policies and workers' views about their responsibilities regarding corporate data on mobile devices. The poll finds an "obvious disconnect" between employees' perceptions of data loss and the actual risk to their organizations. The Absolute Software report says employees may think the data on their devices are worth $500, yet most data breach penalties cost millions. The results indicate that IT continues to face many challenges implementing and enforcing mobile use guidelines. When asked about appropriate penalties if a worker loses company data, for example, 25 percent of the United Kingdom enterprise workers say there should be no punishment because data security is not their responsibility, the report says. The online survey was conducted in November 2013 among 750 adults who work a United Kingdom company with 1,000 or more employees. To read the full report, click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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