U.S. Corporations Face Mobile Device Compliance and Security Risks, New Study Reveals

BPM Forum Report Reveals Mobile Device Compliance Policy Gap

PALO ALTO, Calif., November 27, 2022 — The dramatic growth in the use of mobile devices in the workplace exposes many corporations to the risk of regulatory compliance violations and security threats, the newest study from the Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum reveals – and corporate executives are largely to blame. The research, sponsored by InfoExpress, Nokia and Sybase, reveals that while most businesses are integrating mobility into their organization, too few have policies in place to protect mobile device content for compliance and security purposes -. and fewer still have measures in place to enforce those policies.

With IDC projecting the mobile workforce to grow beyond 878 million globally by 2009, the report, “Comply on the Fly: Keeping Pace with the Management Challenges of Mobile Data Management,” explores whether businesses are implementing initiatives to provide internal controls and address data security risks from mobile device use.

Among the findings:

  • Nearly half of all respondents report that a minimum of 25 percent of
    all mobile devices in their organization carry mission critical
    applications and information
  • 40 percent of respondents have no measures at all to manage mobile data
    tracking, back-up and archiving for regulatory compliance purposes
  • Smaller companies ($100 million in revenue and under) face a greater
    risk of violations with just 32.4 percent implementing formal mobile
    compliance policies
  • There is disconnect between IT executives who recognize mobile device
    compliance and security risks, and C-level executives who see benefits,
    not risks

Comply on the Fly: Keeping Pace with the Management Challenges of Mobile Data Management is available on the BPM Forum Web site at www.bpmforum.org.

The BPM Forum will hold a webinar on implications of the Comply on the Fly study Wednesday, November 29 at 2:00 P.M. EST. Registration is available at: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=31586&s=1&k=598101499A8B584CD86F681D29C63214&partner ref=cmo.

About the Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum
The BPM Forum was organized in 2003 and provides support to thousands of senior executives and practitioners representing global enterprises with more than $500 billion in combined annual revenues. The forum’s knowledgeable and influential members excel in strategy, operations, finance, technology, business innovation and boardroom roles. Visit www.BPMForum.org for more information about BPM Forum intellectual capital initiatives, programs, membership, networking services and sponsorship.

About InfoExpress
InfoExpress network security solutions protect enterprise networks and the endpoints connecting to them. The company has provided network access control solutions since 2000. At the core of InfoExpress solutions is the CyberGatekeeper Suite, which ensures endpoints are safe and compliant with security policies by performing real-time audits and quarantining of all network-attached endpoints. InfoExpress products have received numerous awards for their innovation. The privately held company is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

About Sybase, Inc.
Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: http://www.sybase.com.