85% of enterprises allow employees to access data from personal devices, security risks abound

Smartphone access is integral for many employees to perform their jobs, and giving workers the freedom to choose their own devices as well as permitting the use of personal devices for work purposes are now concessions made by IT departments nationwide.

A recent report from security firm Bitglass surveyed IT experts, and found that 85% of organizations enable BYOD policies, citing employee mobility (74%) and employee satisfaction (54%) as the top two reasons for allowing BYOD. However, the convenience of BYOD creates a particularly large attack surface for malicious actors to harvest information from these organizations.

Read more about the findings of the Bitglass survey on TechRepublic.