Bring Your Own Disaster is Another Way to Look at BYOD: eDiscovery Best Practices

You thought BYOD stood for “Bring Your Own Device”. But this article from Forensic Discovery provides a different meaning for BYOD – “Bring Your Own Disaster”!

Their article BYOD Could Mean Bring Your Own Disaster to Some Companies discusses how BYOD could mean “bring your own disaster” to some companies over the lack of control over employee personal devices. And that’s a lot of potential companies, with as many as 85 percent of organizations are embracing BYOD in the workplace!

Forensic Discovery then proceeds to discuss five potential pitfalls of BYOD devices. Here’s one of them:

  • Security Risks: As we discussed in this post, more than two-thirds of website visits globally in 2020 came from mobile devices. Combine that with the fact that 85 percent of mobile apps have little to no protection and you have a recipe for malware disaster on BYOD devices, where the ability to control the apps downloaded by employees is reduced. Android devices are particularly vulnerable. This can put company data at risk, especially when devices are lost or stolen.

So, what are the other four potential pitfalls of BYOD devices? And what are three ways companies can keep the use of BYOD devices from becoming a disaster? Check out their article here to find out! It might keep your organization from changing the meaning of “BYOD” to Bring Your Own Disaster!

So, what do you think? What challenges do you find with BYOD devices in your organization? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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