IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 08-07-2013

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

Personal Losses  Two-thirds of Americans and 45% of Europeans say they're extremely concerned about the loss of the personal data on their mobile devices.

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

Time to Step Up  Surprisingly, 51% of Americans say their IT department does nothing to keep corporate files and applications on their personal device safe from harm.

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

Breeding Mistrust  Due to a lack of trust of their IT department, 17% of American respondents have never told the IT staff that they're using personal devices to access corporate information.

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

My Lips Are Sealed  In the U.S., 11% of workers say they would never report that their personal device has been compromised even if sensitive business information was compromised. That number jumps to 13% in Europe.

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

The Last to Know  36% of employees say they would report a data leak, but not immediately.

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

So, Why the Delay?  Wondering why so few people are willing to play nice with the IT side? According to 45% of Americans and 25% of Europeans, they worry that the IT department is collecting personal data from their devices.

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

Hurt Feelings  Nearly half of U.S. workers (46%) say that if they discovered the IT side was spying on the personal information on their mobile devices, they'd feel "violated."

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

Getting Personal  Despite the data loss and privacy concerns, 50% of employees worldwide will be bringing personal devices into the enterprise.

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data

A Lack of Basic Security  To make matters worse, 49% of employees say they don't password-protect their mobile devices despite their accessing corporate information with those products.

IT Not Trusted With Employees' Personal Data