Mobile data security doubts

A survey of 104 enterprise mobility professionals showed that more than two thirds of European organizations surveyed are not fully aware what sensitive data is stored within employees’ mobile devices.

Furthermore, 38% of those questioned are not aware of what applications are on employees’ mobile devices, let alone what sensitive data is within the applications.

Worryingly, only 15% are completely confident that they would be legally protected should an employee’s mobile device be lost or stolen and company data were to fall into the wrong hands.

The survey conducted at Mobile Enterprise ’09 reveals the need for enterprises to implement strategies to secure and manage sensitive data, and also protect against the legal responsibilities associated with data breaches.

The survey also revealed that two thirds of organizations questioned do not have the capabilities to centrally manage all mobile devices and operating systems.

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