While 77 percent of IT professionals say workplace mobile devices help achieve business objectives, 76 percent also say these devices put their organizations at risk, according to a new Websense survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute.

In fact, only 39 percent of respondents have the necessary security controls to address the risk.

"IT has spent years working on desktop security and trying to prevent data loss over Web and email channels — but mobile devices are radically changing the game," says Tom Clare, senior director of product marketing management. "Tablets and iOS devices are replacing corporate laptops as employees bring-their-own-devices to work and access corporate information. These devices open the door to unprecedented loss of sensitive data. IT needs to be concerned about the data that mobile devices access and not the device itself."

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