The Mobile Device Threat: Shocking Mobile Security Stats


Mobile Devices A Double-Edged Sword For The Enterprise

Ponemon and Websense received responses from 4,640 organizations. Even among such a diverse group, one take-away seemed immediately clear: organizations are embracing the flow of mobile devices into their businesses, but it definitely comes at a cost.

A whopping 77 percent of respondents said that the use of mobile devices in the workplace is important to achieving business objectives. But a nearly equal portion of survey-takers -- 76 percent -- believe that these tools introduce a "serious" set of risks.

While cognizant of these risks, the findings showed that only 39 percent have security controls in place to mitigate them.