BYOD is a new policy, it works according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and it is getting popular day by day. The word BYOD stands for bring your own device. BYOD is regarded as the role model of the enterprise mobility model of the next generation. As it is growing very fast, several threats may posses with it. There are several threats, some of them are discussed with some important tips on how to safeguard the security threats allowing BYOD.
This is a very common problem. This occurs if an employee loses his device. Every employee has a device that gets a direct access to the enterprise network of the company, he can use any Smartphone or tablet for this purpose. If he loses it and someone untrusted finds that device, he will get full access to the company’s database. That can make a great harm of the company, especially if it goes to the hand of rival companies. They can get the important information about that company and make a plan according to that.
Similar problem also occurs when an employee leaves a company and take the device with him. As a result, he can access to the company’s enterprise network even after leaving that company. The company owwneerss always haavee keeepp coonceernn oon this matter.
Ownership of the Company Accessibility
This problem occurs if the company doesn’t have control over the employees’ devices. This can become a serious problem if an employee tries to chat with the customers. Every technology and services have some merits and demerits and this the second one of BYOD or Bring Your Own Device Technology. It is very hard to control all the devices that can get an access to the company network, as you have to focus on other business issues if you are an owner.
Unwanted Third Party Access
This problem occurs if any employee downloads any untrusted mobile app and install it on his device. Sometimes these apps allow a third party to get an access to the enterprise network. These apps are generally known as malware software, hacker can control the data server via these apps. Well, it is not very hard to control this problem. The employees should check the sites before downloading any app from that site, if someone feels it unsafe than it should be uninstalled. Always try to get secured apps.
Some Positive Steps
Some certain steps can be taken to safeguard the security threats allowing Bring Your Own Device technology. The holders have to be more vigilant, have to ensure the characteristics of an employee before recruiting him. Well, the unnecessary utilization of network resources has to be marked and reduced. BYOD enterprises have to use secured apps, the apps used by the employees should be under strong monitoring and scanning. Well, you have to show full freedom to your employees to get a better result from them, it will make them work more responsibly.
More importantly, a secure and sound environment will help the employees to avoid all the threats.