Infographic: Two-thirds of IT managers concerned about mobile security threats
Two-thirds of IT executives say they are either very or extremely concerned about mobile malware, viruses and spyware infecting their networks, and a similar percentage is at least very concerned about corporate data leakage from mobile devices, according to a survey of 213 U.S. IT managers conducted by Forrester Research on behalf of security firm Lookout.
Sixty-two percent of IT execs surveyed are at least very concerned about employees connecting to public Wi-Fi networks and 55 percent are at least very concerned about theft or loss of mobile devices.
In fact, 60 percent of those surveyed experienced lost or stolen mobile phones in the past year.
A full 90 percent of companies permit BYOD in the workplace, yet only half require employees to enroll in a BYOD security program.
Mobile security breaches are costly, with 47 percent of respondents reporting lost productivity and 26 percent reporting financial loss as the result of an incident.
Check out Lookout's full-size graphic here.