Bring your own device (BYOD) is becoming a standard practice in businesses of all sizes, especially small businesses that lack the resources to issue company-owned devices to all employees. In theory, it’s a great idea; companies save money. Employees have mobile access to important data and are able to communicate more effectively. However, without a strict BYOD policy in place, network security can be jeopardized.
Why It’s Risky
Allowing employees to use their own devices blurs the lines between the security needs of the employer and the personal preferences of the individual.