What does BYOD mean?
BYOD is defined as "the practice of allowing the employees of an organisation to use their own computers, smartphones, or other devices for work purposes.
Why is BYOD an important consideration for businesses?
Personal devices may not enforce security measures as strongly as businesses require, So although using personal "well known" equipment for work purposes may improve employee productivity, it may also pose a huge security risk to the business environment. One of the challenges facing organisations today is how to secure both privately owned and corporate devices.
How to manage BYOD
Two ways of bringing BYOD under control are:
- Develop a BYOD policy : a set of do's and don'ts for employees
- Implement a BYOD security solution : to enforce the policy and ensure a safe working environment