58 Percent of Security IT Pros See Mobile Devices as Greatest Risk to the Enterprise

What’s the biggest risk on IT security peoples’ minds currently?  According to ISACA, the not-for-profit IT security association, it is staff-owned mobile devices.

Survey respondents acknowledge the risks mobile devices pose, with 58% of respondents saying mobile gear, particularly tablets and smartphones, represent the greatest risk to the enterprise and 44% saying they are aware of corporate data being insecurely stored on such devices.

Rolf von Roessing, the association’s International Vice President, stated in an interview with InfoSecurity Magazine:

Protection and risk management are more important than ever, and they should be seen as a strategic imperative.

Do studies like this help you in your quest to move this “strategic imperative” up the food chain in your organization and lend it some urgency?  Are your executives coming to you for advice on how to secure enterprise information on these devices?  If not, how long do you think it’s going to take them to make it a priority?

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