IT Business Net Highlights MessageOps Study – Are Companies Stringent Enough With Their Mobile Device Password Policies?
Managing mobile devices, both company- and employee-owned, is a universal challenge for corporate IT administrators. Workforce mobility has increased employee efficiency and productivity, but the gains don’t come without risks. Allowing a growing number of devices to access sensitive corporate data and critical networks requires well-defined mobility policies and safeguards to ensure the security and integrity of the enterprise and its digital assets.
Champion Solutions Group / MessageOps polled 447 IT decision-makers across a spectrum of industries in this first annual survey of mobile device security policies to gain insight into the common practices being employed to secure mobile access to corporate systems, particularly those related to password management and mobile-device policy enforcement.
The research delivers unprecedented insight into mobile-security efforts across organizations of different sizes, as well as in the most popular verticals. Through the research, IT decision-makers can see how their peers handle the security of mobile systems. In a world at large where fewer than one-half of businesses have a formal BYOD policy and less than one in five leverages multifactor authentication for mobile users, the Champion Solutions Group research delivers valuable guidance for CIOs, CISOs, IT administrators, and third-party IT solution providers.