Tag: BYOD/Bring Your Own Device

BYOD refers to the trend of consumer hardware and software being brought into the workplace. Examples include smart phones, laptop computers, thumb drives and other devices.

Employee-owned devices are sometimes sanctioned by employers and allowed to be used alongside company technology, but there are compliance issues and risks associated with BYOD.

Employee-owned hardware and software pose security risks to companies, including concerns about breaches, fraud, privacy concerns and issues with data retention policies.  To minimize BYOD risk, many businesses are implementing BYOD policies.