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The Security, Privacy and Legal Implications of BYOD
Unfortunately, BYOD raises significant data security and privacy concerns, which can lead to potential legal and liability risk. Many companies are having to play catch-up to control these risks.
===> This blogpost identifies and explores some of the key privacy and security legal concerns associated with BYOD, including “reasonable” BYOD security, BYOD privacy implications, and security and privacy issues related to BYOD incident response and investigations. <===
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===> Gust MEES: great initiative, use it, please! <===
The explosion in development and adoption of smartphones and tablets for both personal and business use in the past two years is both a blessing and a curse to IT departments globally.
Known as the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, on one hand, there is an opportunity for greatly increased productivity and decreased costs.
===> On the other, there are increased security risks, management issues and even data and device ownership and governance issues. <===
In the face of new threats aimed at OS X, a security expert has warned that Mac users may be even more vulnerable than Windows users.
Because Windows users are more likely to be running up-to-date anti-virus programs, Graham Cluley of Sophos says that many Mac users are missing a "valuable safety net".
In the face of several new threats targeting Mac OS X that have been discovered in recent weeks, Mac users should make sure that they have some form of protection, Cluley said. However, keeping your computer safe from cybercriminals isn't just a case of having anti-virus programs installed - it's about making sensible choices as well.
As we have seen on the Windows platform, the majority of the attacks do not exploit any weakness in the operating system but instead take advantage of the bug in people's brains.
===> Mac users can be just as easily duped as their Windows cousins into making poor choices, and could end up infected as a result, Cluley told Macworld. <===
Use antivirus programs!
As ESET's BYOD Infographic shows, BYOD is no LOL matter, bringing with it some serious risks to company networks and data. Based on an ESET Harris Interactive survey.
Another BYOD risk factor is the practice of letting someone else use the device. This could be "just" a family member or friend but it introduces the possibility of that person gaining access to the company network or sensitive company data stored on the device.
===> Furthermore, if this "other person" is not trained in safe computing practices there is a serious risk of them getting the device infected or compromised. <===