Friday, September 14, 2012

Security Director Alert - BYOD is way different than BYOB - Time to learn.

BYOD is an acronym the IT folks are using. It means Bring Your Own Device; the security process for allowing employees to use their personal electronics at work without jeopardizing company information or compromising the networks.

While IT continues to munch your lunch, take a moment to oversee their efforts. You have valuable insights to contribute. The last thing you want is to be left out of your own game. In fact, the security department should be the leader here, with IT carrying out your marching orders.

FREE Quick Study...
"Bring Your Own Device is here to stay. Don't be a lamb led to the slaughter, instead lead your users to the promised land of mobile device management.

1. Thou Shalt Allow BYOD
The rapid proliferation of mobile devices entering the workplace feels like divine intervention to many IT leaders. It's as if a voice boomed down from the mountain ordering all of the employees you support to procure as many devices as possible and connect them to corporate services en masse. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) was born and employees followed with fervor."

You can download the full version here... The Ten Commandments of BYOD It is an easy read, and provides a logical roadmap for instituting BYOD.

Of course, nothing is really FREE. You will be asked for your name, email, etc. I did it and found the trade-off worthwhile. Within minutes I received a polite email... "My name is John Kerestus Account Executive here with Fiberlink MaaS360..." with an offer to see a demo. Impressive response.

Other companies who offer BYOD solutions also provide "free" education. Do comics get the point across better than white papers and webinars? You decide...
White Paper 1
White Paper 2
White Paper 3 
White Paper 4

Have a wonderful weekend, find a cozy restaurant, and BYOB. ~Kevin 

Security Directors: FREE Security White Paper - "Surreptitious Workplace Recording ...and what you can do about it."