Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 03-27-2013

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Seven Days A Week  92% of employees use their personal smartphones at least once per week for work purposes.

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Daily Smartphone Usage  62% of employees use their own smartphones on a daily basis for work.

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Where's the Cash?  Despite the widespread use of personal smartphones in the workplace, just 10% of companies reimburse employees for the cost of their devices.

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Security Personnel, Beware!  With all of that personal device use, security must be strong, right? Think again: 39% of workers say they don't password-protect the smartphones they use in the workplace.

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

What About Secure Networks?  Network security is even more worrisome: 52% of respondents say they have used their personal devices to access work-related information via unsecured Wi-Fi networks.

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

The Corporate Benefit  There is, though, a benefit for companies: 69% of employees say they access work e-mails after work with their personal smartphones.

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

BYOD Is Popular Everywhere  BYOD is a massive craze in just about every industry. In education, for example, 95% of workers use their personal smartphones for work.

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Retail, Wholesale Needs to Catch Up  BYOD use is the lowest in the retail and wholesale industries, where 23% of employees say they don't use personal devices for work purposes.

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

iOS Users Better Understand Security  Interestingly, 66% of iOS users password-protect their devices, compared to 54% for Android, indicating that Apple fans are more likely to be security conscious.

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace

Security Loopholes  Just 46% of respondents say that their companies are adequately prepared for security problems that can arise from BYOD.

Despite Weak Security, BYOD Rules the Workplace