Discussing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is of much relevance today, especially when we see companies all the world over adopting it enthusiastically. The advantages of having BYOD as part of the work culture has made most entrepreneurs go for it. Many entrepreneurs now support it despite the fact that BYOD comes with lots of security issues. Well, the security issues can be solved by planning the BYOD policy with care and by adhering to security practices.
It was earlier security with third party services that caused most of the concerns revolving around the Bring Your Own Device trend. We are now able to manage most of that, but today an entrepreneur might find it a bit difficult to govern the BYOD policy of his company internally. Internal security is of prime concern today, as regards BYOD. Just imagine what would happen if an employee is rather callous as regards doing regular updates on his smartphone, which he uses to connect to the organizational network. Wouldn’t that affect the over-all security of corporate and business data and consequently take its toll on the business itself?
Despite the fact that such internal security threats loom large upon businesses that accept the trend with all zest, BYOD is now a hot favorite for most companies, including those in regulated industries like banking concerns and government agencies. The reasons? Let’s take a look at the reasons that make BYOD so popular.
There are lots of things that go in favor of having BYOD as part of the organizational set-up for any business. The notable ones are-
How to plan a good BYOD policy?
Of course there are pluses…the benefits that BYOD bestows on us. But, as discussed earlier, there are the negatives too, mostly pertaining to security risks that arise when IT departments find it difficult to secure or monitor personal devices. This can be solved by having a well-planned BYOD policy in place. For this certain things need to be ensured. Let’s examine some of them:
By implementing a proper, healthy BYOD policy, businesses can manage to make the most of BYOD and at the same time find a balance between keeping employees happy and minimizing security concerns.