Is There A Risk With Using My Personal Device For Work?

The day after you get your shiny new mobile or tablet, chances are you’ll take it right to work and request the IT department to set it up with your work email and allow access to the company network. “Bring your own device” (BYOD) has become widely adopted to refer to workers bringing their personal mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and PDAs, into the workplace for use and connectivity.

Many of us need a mobile device for work and personal use and don’t want to carry two separate devices, but this can cause security challenges for the company. If you lose your mobile device while on vacation, let your kid download an app which infects your phone and starts spamming your address book, or someone accesses your company email while you’re using a public Wi-Fi connection, this can have big implications for your company in terms of a data breach,…

Read the full article at mcafee.com



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