Hidden Dangers BYOD

There is much to be said about BYOD, and many authors recommend that IT managers and CIOs shut BYOD bus or get left behind. The view that, because, for one thing, the business will not give you much choice.

But when you are in the position of gatekeeper and information security systems for your company, you may be aware of the risks unmanaged network devices to introduce you. Of virus malware, data leakage accounts compromised, resulting in the need to support one million device models are constantly changing, it is likely to see the time you spend working on expanding infinity.

Take solace in the fact that you are not alone. Companies that have implemented it beat the challenge, and the company is in the process of implementation are advised to take note of the experience and knowledge that’s out there. No need to reinvent the wheel, just start with what you have established.

Make sure your mobile device security policy on time. You have a non-network devices that hold your stuff. Mobile, iPad, maybe even if you are running a home computer or OWA SSL VPN. Existing security policy should include the items, which outlines the responsibilities of the owner / end-user and corporate responsibility. This evaluation will vary wildly depending on your company’s practices. Do you allow ActiveSync and OWA for all users, all the time? Are you changing for internet access, cellular service, insurance or deductibles for damage that occurs during work? You even do not require your employees to bring personal mobile insurance on their products? Add to your policy to cover the data. It is no secret that end users often do not understand the limits of public cloud storage security, especially cloud-based applications or other GMail. Improve your policy with easy to follow, non-technical and do not have the part. Highlight your business may encounter problems when a user enters sensitive corporate or customer data in the public cloud or app. Make sure you are using the area aware of the risks they are taking if they think their mobile device is a safe place to sing about the seedier side internet.

Think costs. Your team is to support the device. There’s simply no way around it. At least until the diagnosis, BYOD devices can not be separated from the business as a ‘personal phone or tablet. Set appropriate expectations. If the existing volume has been putting pressure on your team, think about a mobile device management platform. If your biggest concern is for the safety of the device is lost / stolen, the victim Project.

Consider see your industry and company regulations. If you support the company’s audited on a regular basis, with strict IT management, or who have stringent requirements such as HIPPA, you will need to speak with your advisor before making a decision about BYOD. Potential risks are too high for it makes sense, no matter how happy it would make your staff.