BYOD users want more security

BYOD users want more security

As more and more IT managers are dealing with the risks associated with the bring your own device trend, a new survey has found employees are also concerned about security on their personal gadgets.

A survey of more than 4,000 mobile device users and IT professionals conducted by Juniper, found that 18 per cent of respondents own as many as five gadgets they use for enterprise purposes.

But, despite so many mobile devices being used, the survey revealed considerable anxiety and confusion about security.

If a security or privacy incident occurred, 71 per cent of the respondents claimed they would change how they use mobile services or abandon them.

Dan Hoffman, chief mobile security evangelist at Juniper Networks, says it is evident that many people regard their service providers as they first point of contact, but service providers as of yet are not really making it part of their stated commitments to handle user security issues.

He predicted that this will change in the near future, with service providers likely to roll security services later this year.