Bring Your Own Device BYOD
Bring Your Own Device
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
What Is BYOD ?
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is an IT policy where employees are allowed to use their personal devices such as phones , tablets and laptops to access enterprise data and systems.
How have organizations responded to BYOD ?
According to a new survey from MarketsandMarkets , IT professionals continue to be wary of the security impact of BYOD. 73% of the organizations say that BYOD creates greater security risks, but recent data shows that using BYOD policy help companies cut hardware and service costs, although it has resulted in an added burden upon the IT departments tasked with maintaining these devices.
How have organizations adapted to BYOD with networking ?
Using BYOD bring several positives and negatives for network environment, Network team must agree the type of support and software to manage mobile devices, and there is amendments to the network security policy and creating new polices. Security must be the main concern when using BYOD , the security policy should provide company governance to help network team manage mobile devices , and the new BYOD policy and software should not affect the network performance.
What areas of risk have been identified for BYOD ?
Security and Privacy are the primary BYOD risks, BYOD can bring a number of security risks for IT infrastructure and data, such as Data Leakage or disclosure of enterprise data from unsecured devices. Vulnerable to Malware also, when using personal devices means that your employees can access whatever sites or download any mobile application and those sites and applications may contain malware or viruses. Data Lose, either physical loss or theft device, so there is a chance that this could end up falling into the wrong hands. Public exposure, Susceptibility to man-in-the-middle attacks and eavesdropping at public wifi hotspots often used by remote workers, connecting to personal area networks, e.g. using Bluetooth, poses similar security risks.
Personal data loss is one of the BYOD privacy risk f there is a perceived security breach, everything on the device personal and corporate may automatically be deleted.
What does the future hold for BYOD ?
According to Cisco study 90 % of employees in the USA are using their personal Smartphone’s for work. 90 % of organizations are support BYOD in some form, according to research by Gartner. Enterprise mobile apps have become an integral part of most organizations these days. Encouraging employees to use their own devices is a cheap and efficient way of adding capacity to your businesses IT infrastructure, but security concerns remain. The most recent Global BYOD and Enterprise Mobility Market 2017–2021 report claims that BYOD adoption is set to increase massively across businesses of all sizes and in all sectors. With the rapid development in mobile technologies and a BYOD culture becoming increasingly popular, enterprise app development is becoming even more important.
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