Biggest Workplace Pain in the Rear: Smartphone Security

A recent survey by Forrester taken with more than 1,000 North American and European employees, focusing on the State of Enterprise Mobile Security, yielded some eye-opening results. There is incipient rebellion against more intense office computing security. 53% of employees consider their company’s mobile device security a nuisance. 39% of these employees are more interested in finding their own way around security walls, but would welcome corporate guidance to a more feasible and less time-consuming alternative. As more companies shift gears toward bulking up security walls to protect their sensitive information, some employees are taking matters into their own hands. Instead of waiting around for IT to undergo the time consuming process of finding a potential security app, testing it out, finalizing budgets and pushing it out to the rest of the company, employees are doing the work themselves.