Some companies insist the BYOD or, Bring Your Own Device programs are highly advantageous for the enterprise. The question we will be addressing today is the potential threats to your cybersecurity when you implement a BYOD program in your company. Let’s take a look.
What are the benefits of a BYOD program?
Allowing employees to bring in their own devices can definitely have some benefits. For example, you, as the employer, wouldn’t have to provide them with devices, which would save money. Not only that, but your employees may be more likely to invest in updated, highly sophisticated technology that they will be using to help your company succeed. This may include more secured devices that get regularly updated. However, there are some major security concerns when you allow privately owned devices into your business network.
What security concerns should you be aware of?
When you introduce devices into your network, you should implement a list of security measures so that you know your devices will not pose a threat. This is nearly impossible to do when your employees have the option of bringing their own devices. Not only that, but he amount of support and training that you will need to invest in to ensure that everyone is using their devices responsibly may negate any savings. You also have to consider the amount of sensitive data on all of these devices that exist outside of your control. If an employee is terminated, do you have a plan to retrieve the data? Do you have a plan in the event that devices or broken, stolen, or hacked? Your plan for security measures will need to be thorough enough to accommodate a wide variety of devices, which can be tricky. At the end of the day, staying secure in the wake of a BYOD program is all about staying vigilant and creating a set of policies that can encompass a long list of devices.
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