Only 39% of companies have a formal BYOD policy

More and more workers today are bringing their personal devices such as laptops, mobile phones and tablets to the office to use for work.  While this practice leads to greater productivity, it can pose a security risk.

quotatoin-marks-0170% of employees use a personal device for work, yet only 39% of companies have a formal BYOD policy. quotatoin-marks-02


More than 50 percent of respondents have never received instructions or training for using a personal device at work.

Nearly half of employees are concerned with exposing private company information while using a personal device at work, also posing a security risk.

“BYOD can be great for productivity, but companies need to be more diligent about education, policy enforcement and security. We are seeing thousands of new malware threats each month that are capable of stealing confidential company information,” said Allan Zhang, CEO at Trustlook.

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