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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kaspersky -IT Security Policies Still Don’t Work According to New Research

Despite more than three quarters (77 per cent) of IT managers saying their company has a security policy in place for the use of tablets and smartphones, IT professionals are still downloading unauthorised applications onto their devices, according to online research released today by Kaspersky Lab, Europe’s largest anti-malware company.

The results suggests that while most companies are aware of the need for mobile device security and a robust code of practice for employees, a failure to effectively implement and manage such policies may be exposing the corporate network to viral attack and cybercrime.  Kaspersky Lab is committed to help bridge the disconnect between business and personal devices by improving the management of UK businesses mobile security solutions.

‘The growing trend towards using a single mobile device for both business and personal use can represent a significant security headache for companies, particularly when people start downloading potentially infected or insecure applications onto ‘authorised’ and network connected devices,’ said Andrew Lintell, corporate sales director for UK and Ireland, Kaspersky Lab.

The YouGov research conducted on behalf of Kaspersky Lab, interviewed more than 150 IT leaders across Britain, representing firms with 250 or more employees, found that one in four IT managers and directors (25%) have downloaded an application onto a mobile device provided for them by their organisation.

Posted on 04/20