While there are numerous benefits to BYOD, there are also risks. It's no wonder that in security circles BYOD is referred to as "Bring Your Own Danger," or "Bring Your Own Disaster."
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: SecurityThe bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon has entered the mainstream, with nearly 70% of all smartphone-owning professionals now using their personal device to access corporate data. But there are significant security risks.
A new report from Tech Pro Research shows that nearly three quarters of surveyed companies permit or are planning to permit employees to bring their own devices, BYOD, to work. Acceptance of BYOD is greater in smaller organizations than larger organizations, with IT, technology and education entities leading the way. Government entities tend to be the most reluctant to permit BYOD.