A survey of nearly 800 information technology professionals across multiple industries with some responsibility for data security finds gaps in their knowledge of how secure their data is or should be on mobile devices or stored in a cloud application.

WatchDox, a vendor of mobile security products, commissioned research firm Ponemon Institute to conduct the survey. In a new report, “The Risk of Regulated Data on Mobile Devices and in the Cloud,” two-thirds of respondents agree that their organization must comply with federal and state privacy and breach laws, but only 18 percent know that these laws also cover protection of regulated data on mobile devices.

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