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Infographic: BYOD is popular, but not widely supported by IT

Results of a recent Tech Pro Research survey suggest workers using unsupported mobile devices is a significant security risk.

Seventy-six percent of respondents to a recent Tech Pro Research survey said their companies have a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy. However, only 30% said their IT departments support these devices. In an earlier poll from Tech Pro Research, IT professionals said supporting BYOD increased their workloads so it's easy to see why they might want to look the other way when it comes to these devices. But taking on this security challenge might be worth it, considering the threats that exist with employees using smartphones, laptops, tablets and wearables for work.

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This infographic contains other important points from the research. To read more findings, download the report from Tech Pro Research. Mobile Device Research: 2016 security trends, attack rates, and vendor ratings for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and wearables (Membership required.)

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Image: Erik Underwood/TechRepublic

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About Amy Talbott

Amy Talbott is an associate editor at TechRepublic. She edits CXO, mobility, and open source content, as well as research reports for Tech Pro Research.

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