Bring your own device would not work in UK MoD
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) schemes may work in enterprises but the risks are too great in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), a senior figure at the MoD said today.
At a BT roundtable entitled Rethink the risk, the deputy head of service operations for the MoD, captain Simon Wise, said BYOD schemes wouldn't offer the MoD the same benefits it offers some other organisations because of the security measures that it would have to put in place on the devices.
"The more security that is put in place the less beneficial it is to the user. For example, it may mean that less bandwidth is given to that device," he said. "The MoD does not have a BYOD policy. We are in danger of policy following the technology and I can't see that happening in the MoD," he added. Wise said that the consumerisation of IT is dependent on the type of organisation and the type of data that is being transferred.
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