State of Federal BYOD Report

Many agencies believe they aren’t actually subject to cyber-threats from mobile devices because, simply, they don’t currently allow personal mobile devices to access their networks.

However, a recent survey of federal employees reveals that employees are engaging in a surprising amount of “Shadow BYOD” and using these devices to access sensitive government data. In fact, of all employees at agencies with rules prohibiting personal smartphone use at work:

  • 40% claim the rules have no impact on their behavior
  • 57% have access to work documents on that device
  • 7% have jailbroken or rooted a device they bring to or use at work

In this report we examine more surprising mobile device trends among federal employees, the risks to sensitive data, and how progressive agencies are mitigating these risks today.

Federal BYOD Study

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