More companies are starting to embrace BYOD, also known as Bring Your Own Device programs. This initiative is expected to be valued at $366.95 billion by as early as 2022. According to Gartner, 30 percent of IT organizations will expand BYOD to other “enhancements” such as physical augmentation (ex: smartwatch) by 2023. Without a clear policy, BYOD could raise significant cybersecurity issues for your business. Troy Holwerda, the President of Proxurve Solutions, an IT provider here in Indianapolis, explains important elements of a BYOD policy for small businesses.
Troy: Another area circles around bringing your own device or using your own device to access corporate data. If your company allows Bring Your Own Device, or what’s termed as BYOD, there should be a policy on that. What are the minimum requirements for you to be able to access the company data with your own device whether it’s, you know, I have my own laptop that I’m bringing into the office or whether I’m working remote on my home computer and accessing the data such as data stored on 365 …and a very simple piece of a policy for BYOD is just it’s about security.
If you’re going to access our data, you are going to have corporate security software endpoint protection software on there. And, if you’re not willing to have that installed on there then you’re not going to use that device to be able to access the data.
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