Bring your own device: Bitglass’ 2020 Personal Device Report

July 9, 2020

As bring your own device (BYOD) approaches surge, largely driven by requirements to work flexibly with personal and mobile devices, the complexity of the security requirements have surged. To make the challenge even more pronounced, the expansion of the “extended workforce”— contractors, partners, customers, and suppliers— lends itself to new use cases (e.g. new apps, new unmanaged devices) that can’t be managed via exception. As a result, most are faced with a fundamental question: how do organizations increase productivity without compromising the security of sensitive information?

BYOD in the Enterprise

This 2020 BYOD Report focuses on how companies have enabled the use of personal devices, their concerns around security, and the actions they have taken to protect data. With breaches on the rise, and threat actors finding new ways to steal information, organizations must equip themselves with proper tools to protect data.


The increases in mobility, productivity, and flexibility within an organization are some of the reasons why BYOD has been so widely adopted in today’s cloud-first world. However, malicious actors are keen to take advantage of security loopholes, such as corporate data being accessed from unmanaged devices. In this report, the top BYOD security concerns for organizations were data leakage, lost and stolen devices, unsecured access, and malware. Fortunately, there are comprehensive security solutions capable of addressing these vulnerabilities.

  • To prevent data leakage, organizations can enable data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities for data at rest, as well as data in transit—even when it is being accessed by personal endpoints.
  • When it comes to protecting corporate data on lost and stolen personal devices, selective wipe can target and remove company information from users’ devices without agents and without affecting personal data; full wipe can remove all content from a BYO device, but employees are typically wary about their privacy when full wipe is enabled.

Download the report to find out more.

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