Nearly half of all companies in India have security policies prohibiting employees using their own mobile devices for work purposes, a survey has revealed.
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A survey by IT security association ISACA polled more than 4,000 members from 83 countries.
ISACA's research shows 46% of Indian companies prohibit the use of personal mobile devices for work, with 56% of Indian IT professionals saying the risk outweighs the benefit.
This trend of resisting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programmes was followed by Europe (39%), China (30%) and US (29%), the ISACA survey found.
Indian companies also scored the highest in blocking employees from accessing social networking sites from a company-owned device (58%) compared with China (33%), the US (32%) and Europe (30%).
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Some 45% of Indian respondents said their company prohibits employees from shopping online using company-owned devices, compared with 21% in Europe, 20% in the US and 19% in China.
The survey showed a third of respondents felt business heads are not fully engaging in risk management and 21% said budget limits remain an issue in effectively addressing risk.