ITD #13 Mobile devices and the IT department© IT Decisions 4 November 2011 – All rights reserved
To explore the issue of preparing the IT department for a change in business strategy we asked fourquestions – three of which were multiple choice and one designed to promote an open discussion.We received answers from 22 executives from 11 industry sectors: Shipbuilding, consumer goods,insurance, media, food production, chemicals, logistics, financial services, consumer services,manufacturing, and transportation.
Question 1: Has your organization faced an actual ‐ or the threat of ‐ an information leak becauseof wireless networks and devices?
Our IT leaders are overwhelmingly in control of their own security risks regarding mobile devices inthe workplace.Despite the risk of security breaches being one of the main concerns around the proliferation of mobile computing devices, a full 50% of our respondents said that they have not faced any form of information leak because of mobile devices. This was further strengthened by an additional 36.4%who answered that they have not faced any information leak, but they perceive it as an ongoingthreat.Only one in ten of our respondents had faced a real situation where data was stolen or leakedbecause of mobile devices.
0 2 4 6 8 10 12YesYes, but we closed it quicklyNoNot yet, but is a threat