Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BYOD: Do You Know Enough?

BYOD is a new acronym in our evolving world of technology. Bring Your Own Device covers employees using personal smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc. for work purposes.

While this can be convenient for employees to use devices they are familiar with and employers often appreciate a cost savings, there are serious concerns.

34% of CIOs think employees are accessing their network with personal devices.

69% of employees confirm they are indeed accessing their 

corporate network with personal devices.

What happens when?
• An employee leaves the company, but still has company data on their device(s)?
• A hacker preys on unsecure devices and gains access to sensitive information.
• An employee's device contains company trade secrets and now the information has left the company?
• Your company is involved in a lawsuit and as part of e-discover, normally purged data is found stored on an employee's device?

These are new issues that need to be addressed with human resources and IT so proper policies and procedures can be put in place to protect you.

1 comment:

  1. This is something that I will pay attention to from now on. I still have documents from my old company through my e-mail. This concerns me.