Balancing the Benefits and Risks of BYOD
MOBILE PRIVACYJune 26, 2013
InfoWorld examines the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend and “the question of how to balance the benefits of a self-provisioned workforce against the risks of company assets walking out the door when workers are let go.” One chief technology officer cautions, “Mobile data is a big problem, so it's time to start compartmentalizing risks. This way, you can find a balance between the benefits of a (BYOD) workforce and the risks.” The report highlights steps organizations and their IT departments can take to protect vulnerable data in the event of employee layoffs or other departures. Tips include having a written BYOD policy, keeping data off local devices and doing sweeps regularly.