Use of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops has seen leaps and jumps this decade. Mobile devices are now equipped with technology that allows a user to be efficient and productive on-the-go. The reward of this being, that employees can access their work tasks on their personal devices and complete them wherever they are. The need for a physical office and an office desktop has lost its value. Employees all over the world are engaging in BYOD(Bring Your Own Device) to work places to quickly and easily complete their work. Enterprise BYOD adoption rates are around 45-75%.
But organizations are concerned over the secure use of these personal devices. BYOD’s pose many business risks. Sensitive and confidential data is usually accessed and saved on these devices, and there are limited ways to track enterprise data access. Banning BYOD’s is not an answer due to the dependency of employees on their personal devices. Appropriate security measures are being implemented by enterprises so as to control malware attacks and security breaches through mobile devices. The graph shows some security policies inculcated by most organizations practicing BYOD.