The Challenges of BYOD

Every business faces BYOD challenges, and with every passing day more threats and security measures emerge. Bring your own device began as a trend and has morphed into a staple in the business world. Smartphones can be a significant security risk because they rarely have the strong security your business requires in the office. Simple problems like employees using old operating systems, and more complicated problems like app permissions and phishing scams, make smartphones a tricky part of any BYOD policy.
Your IT department should look over any smartphone before it becomes an approved BYOD device. A list of best practices, with relevant updates, is a good resource for employees to use when they have devices approved within the BYOD policy. Other devices pose security risks, too. iPads are so similar to iPhones that they have security concerns that overlap. Devices such as laptops, 2-in-1s, and smart watches are a little different. For these, investigating on a case-by-case basis is a sound move. You may create a list of apps approved for the Samsung Gear from T-Mobile, for example.
Create virus and malware defense standards, which might include acceptable antivirus programs, for new Android devices like the Samsung Gear S3 from T-Mobile. Keep abreast of security research, both in the BYOD realm and in the security concerns for specific devices your employees are using. This way, you minimize mistakes and keep company data safe. To understand the biggest challenges businesses face with BYOD, take a look at T-Mobile’s informative infographic. T-Mobile highlights workable solutions your business can use for each of the difficulties.
Challenges of BYOD
 

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