October 11, 2012 – Enterprises need to move faster when it comes to protecting their data from the "unprecedented" surge in consumer mobile devices tapped into business data, according to a new vendor-backed security council report.

The Security of Business Innovation Council, which is supported by EMC’s security arm, RSA, unveiled its new guidelines in a report entitled, “Realizing the Mobile Enterprise: Balancing the Risks and Rewards of Consumer Devices.” Business benefits of consumer device use include extended work and agility capabilities along with end-user satisfaction, and the report stated that 80 percent of workers typically use their devices for work. But the real harm to enterprise data and systems is not being met as quickly as acceptance of personal mobile devices, according to the report.

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