BYOD a top concern for enterprise mobile security

BYOD a top concern for enterprise mobile security

The growth of the bring your own device trend (BYOD) among UK businesses is proving to be one of the top security concerns among organisations.

Nine in ten enterprises that took part in a recent Gartner survey indicated that they have already deployed mobile devices within their organisation, with smartphones the most commonly used mobile device.

According to the survey, the top security issues related to the use of privately owned devices and deployment of new enterprise mobile platforms.

Many firms also revealed they are planning to focus on mobile device management (MDM) tools to support their BYOD efforts.

Chae-Gi Lee, research director, Gartner said: "Mature countries consider BYOD programs as bringing with them both legal and technical issues, whereas emerging countries only see technical issues.

"For instance, mature regions are more concerned with security and data privacy regulations for immature MDM than emerging regions," he said.

The Family and Parenting Institute recently claimed that the adoption of flexible working during the London 2012 Olympic Games will leave a BYOD legacy that lasts long after the event.