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Legal and Technical BYOD Pitfalls Highlighted at RSA Security Conference

Heads up  —  the article lists very good points.   Is your company allowing BYOD and do you have policies and security in place?

Excerpt:  Allowing employees to bring their own devices to work is causing new challenges, including what happens when a device needs to be wiped or employees want to sell their smartphone or tablet.

Mobile security and BYOD (bring your own device) are main themes at the European edition of RSA’s security conference, which takes place this week in London.

Read full article via Legal and technical BYOD pitfalls highlighted at RSA security conference | CFOworld.

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Consumer Devices are Here. Is Your Enterprise Security Ready?

Advice for all small businesses that are now challenged with security and BYOD issues.  Good read.

Excerpt:  The report goes on to detail five primary recommendations to manage today’s enterprise mobile risks and setup a platform for growth.

Read full article via Consumer Devices are Here. Is Your Enterprise Security Ready? – Information Management Online Article.

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What your company needs to know about BYOD

According to the aritcle, larger enterprise businesses are currently in the process of adopting and managing BYOD policies……… as a small business, are you?   are you ready if not there yet?    There are challenges to manage, but there are benefits as well.

Excerpt…….. "We have seen that technology adoption and usage patterns can vary significantly between (small and medium-size businesses) and larger enterprises," Bradley said. Others have seen evidence that BYOD also is gaining acceptance at smaller companies, especially organisations such as accounting firms. "Smaller firms are more agile and able to try and adopt newer technology faster," Staut said, "though having the right CIO really helps." Read full article……. via What your company needs to know about BYOD.  From CGMA

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Everything You Need to Know About BYOD

Every company today faces the challenge of BYOD…..this article addresses the good and bad –  how to meet best practices and enjoy the benefits.

Excerpt……..Do we need to go out and buy devices for our employees when they’re buying their own devices anyway? When they’re buying their own data plans anyway?,’’ he said.

One solution is to reimburse employees for an appropriate amount of those data plans and some portion of the equipment purchase. Such moves help offload expense from the company and helps improve productivity as well as lower cost for the individuals as well. Plus, they get more productive.

There are some rubs.

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Why IT Departments Should Let Employees Use Their Own Devices

Has your business adopted the BYOD policy yet?   Do you have the best risk preventative policies in place?   Read the how-to and need-to-know from others who have adopted BYOD and enjoys the cost benefits this provides   Information technology

Excerpt………In a recent survey, 74% of IT workers responded that BYOD is allowed in their workplace. Another survey found that 67% of North American iPad owners are using the devices in office, and IBM claims 80,000 BYOD users in its fold. This is why CIOs and CTOs must be leaders in this movement, not barriers.

Being a leader means being prepared. IT has a great opportunity to help their business partners realize the productivity and cost benefits of BYOD while mitigating the new risks, most notably around security. Here are five steps that IT leaders can take to prepare for a positive BYOD transformation.

Read full article………. via Why IT Departments Should Let Employees Use Their Own Devices.  From Mashable

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Bring Your Own Device Leads Insurer IT Best Practices

Small business need-to-know ….insurance news update on BYOD best practices……  information technology

Excerpt…..Among the best practices that emerged at a Novarica Insurance Technology 2012 Research Council meeting of 50-plus insurance executives were ways to manage the increased demand to support a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy and turn it to the insurers’ advantage.

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BYOD Savings Risks

In today’s business environment, BYOD is becoming more the norm……how do you handle and manage this new world?    Information Technology

Excerpt…….There’s a lot about BYOD for CFOs to love and, as Edelheit points out, employees love it “because they can choose their own device and download six million apps.”

Of course, all those apps (some bearing malware and inviting data breaches) raise the questions of risk and who owns the data on all those devices. The employee may own the device, but the corporate data on the device doesn’t belong to the employee and, indeed, its mere existence on employee-owned devices may present an auditing risk. Governing that dichotomy is a tricky dance to which the steps are still being learned.

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Get Serious About Enterprise Mobile Device Security or Face GRC Repercussions

Mobile and security reminders…..2011 was big and 2012 will be even bigger…. 

Excerpt…….Gartner declared 2011 the most complex year the mobile industry has ever experienced so just imagine how 2012 is likely to shape up. The researcher expects more handsets and tablets to appear and new services to emerge that exploit mobile payment, context, social networking, and location-based advertising. Near field communication (NFC) and RFID increasingly will carve out roles in mobile.Similarly, employees will demand a choice of devices, fueling the growing adoption of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach. Not surprisingly, enterprises will be forced to develop and support applications on a wider range of mobile devices and platforms.

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BYOD Management Still Not a Slam Dunk

Where do you or your small business stand on the coming trend of BYOD or “bring your own device”.?…..  obviously there are a lot of control issues to address, but I think the movement is such that you will indeed have to face these challenges.  Data management and security.

Excerpt……A series of three independent studies on mobility management and security from Cisco, Mimecast and Good Technology show that managing all this data moving around on laptops and smartphones is going to be a challenge. But you knew that already. But what is clear is that the rate of adoption varies widely, depending on who is doing the measuring.

Read full article and access similar links…..via BYOD Management Still Not a Slam Dunk.  From Read Write

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