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The ABCs of BYOD

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    When a BYOD program is added, there is the likely risk that users will bring devices onto the network without informing IT to ensure the devices are properly managed. To help mitigate that risk, ensure that the default isn’t to trust everything on the network, but to only trust approved devices and applications. This ensures the system remains secure. 

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The ABCs of BYOD

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    When a BYOD program is added, there is the likely risk that users will bring devices onto the network without informing IT to ensure the devices are properly managed. To help mitigate that risk, ensure that the default isn’t to trust everything on the network, but to only trust approved devices and applications. This ensures the system remains secure. 

BYOD continues to remain top of mind in the workplace. While many in IT see BYOD as a necessary (and that’s debatable) evil that opens the network up to incalculable security risk, users see it as the next logical step for their productivity and efficiency. In some cases, users even go around IT altogether if BYOD is not permitted. The right BYOD program depends on the unique needs for a particular organization. But no matter what sort of program is implemented, it shouldn’t be done without first setting up a series of guidelines and best practices. Employees need to understand what will and will not be expected and tolerated from them when using their personal devices both inside and outside the office.

With summer vacations coming to an end, now is a good time to take a fresh look at implementing and managing a BYOD program. The following ABCs of BYOD, identified by LANDesk Software, provide you with some do’s and don’ts, pros and cons, for your BYOD program.