ISC2 Webcast: When NOT To BYOD
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It seems everywhere you turn, everyone wants to talk about BYOD. Being somewhat contrarian, and living and breathing this topic every day, I decided I was already bored of it and wanted to hear from the experts on when and why you shouldn’t allow personally-owned devices on company networks. Conveniently, our events team (thanks Mary!) had already booked a webcast with ISC2 to be moderated by security expert, Brandon Dunlap, Managing Director of Research at Brightfly, and it was up to me to set the agenda.
I had already seen our own Bill Tworek, Executive IT Architect at IBM, present at Pulse on how the CIO’s office had created these personas as part of implementing mobile strategy and policy internally, including one called “Mobile Primary” where IBM would supply their mobile devices. So, he was in. Brandon managed to land us an attorney with expertise in this area, Randy Sabbett of ZwillGen, and we were all set for a good panel discussion.
Now I didn’t really expect this to cover entire organizations – more advice on which pockets of employees should be sporting extra, company-owned devices. So I was surprised to see that while 96% of our 175 or so attendees’ organizations had mobile access to at least email, a full 19% did not allow any BYOD. Here’s the breakdown from our informal poll questions:
What % of employees are accessing corporate resources from a mobile device (personal or company)
What % of mobile devices accessing corporate resources are company owned?
To hear more, including Brandon, Bill, and Randy’s thoughts on BYOD’s implications for security, compliance, eDiscovery, tax treatments, privacy, international travel, expense management, and employee’s penchant for self-enablement – watch the full webcast replay at http://ow.ly/kokcb
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