Last month Spiceworks released a study about mobile security in the enterprise – or, as the case may be, lack thereof.
The company found that despite ever-present threat of hacks into corporate systems, corporate IT shops are not investing in mobile device management software or buying mobile device security software, at least not at the levels they should given the deep inroads mobile devices have made in the corporate environment.
Spiceworks found that very few IT departments are monitoring employee usage of their mobile device and in fact, more than 25 percent of the organizations of the IT executives surveyed do not have a formal mobile device policy in place.
It's scary information when you consider that 96 percent of supported smartphone and tablets do have access to corporate data, Spiceworks' Peter Tsai told CMSWire.com. "I would say that there is very likely a lot of vulnerable data out there."
IT ops, though, are not run by stupid people—they know the risks they are taking, Tsai continues.