Corporates struggle to secure employee mobile devices

The number of employee-owned mobile devices used on corporate networks continues its inexorable rise despite yawning and known gaps in security, a Check Point survey has found.

The questioning of 768 IT executives in the US, UK, Canada, Germany and Japan for The Impact of Mobile Devices on Information Security found that two thirds allow the use of personal mobile devices while at work, a marked increase on two years ago.

Complimenting this is a small army of conventionally-managed mobile smartphones and tablets supplied by companies themselves, with the most popular being the ubiquitous Apple iPhone and only slightly less popular BlackBerry.