When it comes to securing a bring your own device policy, a recent report from Wisegate shows that companies have been using more of a hybrid approach over the past year. This means greater access can be granted to more secure devices and less access to devices that aren't as secure. In 2012, 35 percent of respondents used this approach, 15 percentage points more than in 2011.

Other numbers from this report show:
- Organizations restricting corporate access to devices that were managed and controlled in full dropped from 27 percent in 2011 to 17 percent in 2012.
- Companies letting employees use whatever device they want dropped from 24 to 22 percent from 2011 to 2012.

Martin Zinaich, information security officer for the city of Tampa, Florida, and a Wisegate member, told FierceMobileIT that he believes businesses don't understand how BYOD works in full.

"There is no stopping BYOD and there are some great benefits. ... But businesses are not defining the BYOD risk profile. They are letting it drive the business," Zinaich said. "That is where I see the big disconnect. ... How you support mobile devices and at what level needs to be defined by the business. In too many cases, it is defined by the IT department or the end user."