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Survey: One third of CIOs use BYOD policies


IT departments are opting to save money on hardware by employing a bring-your-own-device policy, but it may still be a while before this is standard operating procedure. A recent Robert Half Technology survey shows few chief information officers are allowing employees to access a business's network with their personal devices.

When the technology staffing company posed the question "Do you allow employees access to your corporate networks via personal laptops, smartphones or tablets?" to participating CIOs, only 33 percent answered "yes."

"Companies are balancing the desire to provide flexibility to employees with potential security risks, as well as logistical issues such as providing support for non-standard devices," said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology.

Of the companies that do use a BYOD policy, 28 percent offer full technical support to their employees, while 6 percent give their employees no technical support at all.

With BYOD policies gaining traction across the United States, CIOs that do adopt these policies need to be sure their network is protected by cyber liability insurance, which can provide assistance in the event of a cyberattack compromises customer information.

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