Enterprise Security Concerns : Consumerization/BYOD

Implementing BYOD: How Lost or Stolen Devices Endanger Companies

As the BYOD trend continues to grow, people are becoming more familiar with apps that can sync, store, and save data. IT admins need to flex their consumerization strategy to cover security for both company-issued and employee-owned devices.

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  • BYOD is widely accepted because of the significant cost reduction that it brings. Unfortunately, it also has downsides, the biggest of which are the security risks business-critical information is exposed to.
  • The BYOD trend is a double-edged sword. It can help power a business but also cause its downfall. The steady rise of data breaches, mobile malware, and targeted attacks should keep IT administrators on their feet and get them ready to cover all the bases.