Productivity may be king, but security is stealing its crown. While bring your own device policies are increasing productivity and agility among employees, they are also beset by significant security issues that hinder their growth and implementation, according to Crowd Research Partners "2016 BYOD and Mobile Security Report," which surveyed 800 cybersecurity professionals.

Over half of respondents noted that BYOD policies at their companies increased employees' mobility, satisfaction and productivity, while just under half listed reduced costs as an additional benefit.

The report found the most common application and use of BYOD devices was email, calendars and contacts access, while slightly less than half were also given document access, editing rights and access to their company's Intranet.

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Rhys Dipshan

CT-born, New York-based legal tech reporter covering everything from in-house technology disruption to privacy trends, blockchain, AI, cybersecurity, and ghosts-in-the-machine. Continually waiting for law to catch up with tech. (It's like waiting for Godot, but without the clowns)