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September 18, 2013

Look at Risk Before Leaping Into BYOD, Report Cautions

CSO — Before rushing into allowing employees to do their jobs on their personal devices, organizations need to diligently address the unique risks of that practice, cautioned a report by an international cybersecurity information organization.

When businesses push Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs into place too quickly, risk management is often neglected or rushed, leaving organizations with both unknown and unnecessary risks, the Information Security Forum reported on Tuesday.

For organizations to be successful in the era of mobile devices in the workplace, risk management must be the foundation of any BYOD program, the report added.

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http://www.cio.com/article/739940/Look_at_Risk_Before_Leaping_Into_BYOD_Report_Cautions