India tops rankings of countries opposed to BYOD

Nearly half of all Indian companies have security policies prohibiting staff using their own mobile devices for work, an ISACA survey reveals

Nearly half of all companies in India have security policies prohibiting employees using their own mobile devices for work purposes, a survey has revealed.

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%).

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.

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