Businesses coping with security issues stemming from employee use of personal devices for company work are only experiencing what universities have grappled with for years.
Many of us in higher ed find it very funny when we see how BYOD has dominated so much of the security press lately," Mike Corn, chief privacy and security officer at the University of Illinois (UI) at Urbana-Champaign, said in an interview. "We view that with amusement because Bring Your Own Device has defined our environment almost since the beginning of personal computing.
The magnitude of BYOD at a university the size of UI would likely give a corporate security administrator fits. Not only is there a large annual turnover rate -- some 10,000 new students arrive on campus each year -- but each has an average of 3.5 personal devices in tow.