Handling the BYOD surge: Five assumptions for IT pros
In today’s Information Technology (IT) landscape one thing is glaringly obvious: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the “consumerization” of IT are having an enormous impact on IT security. Security concerns associated with employees bringing personal devices onto the corporate network are keeping IT managers up at night. No matter the size of the company, from SMBs to highly regulated government entities, BYOD is affecting everyone and needs to be confronted head-on.
Before you go searching for technology solutions, there are several basic notions that can go a long way toward strategies that work to make corporate data more secure. Here are five assumptions IT professionals can keep in mind when devising strategies to meet BYOD’s threat to corporate data, user identities and intellectual property.