SANS Survey Results on BYOD Security Policies and Practices

  • Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 1:00PM EST (10 Dec 2013 18:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: Joshua Wright, Lisa Lorenzin, Courtney Imbert

Over the past 14 months, SANS has conducted three surveys on mobility and bring your own device (BYOD) security issues and practices. The results have shown a marked increase in awareness and adoption of policies to protect corporate intellectual property, financial and customer assets from an increasingly mobile workforce, wherein workers prefer to use their own devices.

These devices bring out new issues around application protections and controls, access rights and even device inspection. However, we are also witnessing a huge disparity between polices and practices. According to our October 2012 Mobile Policy and Practices Survey (, 95% of more than 650 respondents said BYOD security is important to their organizations; yet less than 30% felt confident or very confident in their ability to protect against cyberthreats from mobile devices.

Now, in 2103, and as mobile OSs, carriers and providers start to offer security mechanisms and security options of their own, respondents are asked to compare to the security mechanisms they've already deployed to new offerings from mobile providers. They will also tell us whether or not the threats and risks have changed since our October 2012 survey, how they've changed, and the progress organizations have made since our last survey.

Register for this webcast and be among the first to receive the associated survey report developed by Senior SANS Instructor and Analyst, Joshua Wright.

Click here to view the associated whitepaper.