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November Volume 1, Issue 2

BYOD security issues do exist, but IT teams shouldn’t fear the trend

A lot of people are talking about BYOD, or the “bring your own device” trend. We know users want BYOD, and we know that we’re nervous about it. The reality is that BYOD is here whether you acknowledge it or not. Your lack of support doesn’t keep iPads and home computers out of your office. So it’s time to embrace it. The Trust Hang-up Companies have many valid concerns, including questions like, “How will I support users on XYZ device?” or “What about my liability?” or “How will I secure these things?” But, fortunately, the fears of BYOD are more perceived than real; BYOD isn’t fundamentally different from what you already do today. End-user support is already tricky (and in place). BYOD doesn’t change that. And security concerns about users’ devices? Come on! We all know that “physical access” is the Achilles’ heel of any security system, and your users already have physical access to the devices they take home. Enterprise IT pros talk of two issues around security and BYOD: They wonder if they can trust corporate data and apps...

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