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October 30, 2013

Employees and Companies Not Taking BYOD Security Seriously

Despite a dramatic increase in mobile device sales in the past year, BYOD security among employees remains static. Gartner forecasts 2013 tablet shipments to grow 67.9 percent, with shipments reaching 202 million units, while the mobile phone market will grow 4.3 percent, with volume of more than 1.8 billion units.

For the second year in a row, Coalfire examined the BYOD trend for interconnected employees and what it means for companies and the protection of their corporate data. Most organizations want the increase in productivity that mobile devices offer, but the majority do not provide company-owned tablets or mobile phones as a cost-saving measure.  Employees who want to use these devices must buy their own and are all too often left to secure potentially private information themselves.

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