Just 23% of firms have BYOD policy

Just 23% of firms have BYOD policy

Even though 80 per cent of companies are issuing smartphones and tablets to staff, just 20 per cent can manage the use of company-owned devices.

The research from LANDesk also revealed that 60 per cent of the 200 IT professionals surveyed are aware that people are using their own mobile devices to access the company network.

Despite so many firms distributing company devices and employees accessing sensitive data, just 23 per cent of firms said they have a strategy or policy governing the use of personal smartphones and tablets.

However, 51 per cent of respondents said that could remotely wipe data from lost and stolen devices through mobile device management.

Andy Baldin, vice president EMEA at LANDesk, said: "I do not think anyone will be surprised that companies have made so much progress in introducing smart devices into the workplace. What may be a shock, especially for anyone who understands what keeps IT management awake at night, is that IT departments have not been equipped by their organisations to manage this explosion."

A recent iPass survey indicated that 25 per cent of staff actively attempt to bypass security measures put in place by their firm.