Are BYOD Users Still a Security Problem?


In advance of our Twitter chat this Wednesday on mobile security, I am wondering whether the "rogue user" BYOD meme is still real, or whether it's a myth that has almost passed on.

Reading John Dodge's take on how CIOs and IT are finally getting a grip on who calls the BYOD shots in an enterprise, I see the same old concerns about people wanting to play games taking precedence over smart IT practices. Is that really still happening? Or are users moving quickly to the realization that having a security breach on their watch is as bad for them as it can be for the company?

In a story over on CITEWorld today there is a tale of a CIO who was humorously called "Big Brother" until an incident where his BYOD security practices helped save the company from losing its bacon. According to the report from Tom Kanishige, the employees at the law firm in the story now know why security policies are in place, and for the most part they comply. I am guessing this is more the norm than the "Angry Birds" rebellion John Dodge seems to hint at. What's going on in your enterprise? More rogues, or more compliance? Let me know in the comments below, or add your security tales to our Twitter chat on Weds., June 26, at 11 a.m. PT, 2 p.m. ET, hashtag #BYOD4Biz.

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