With 3.4 billion smartphones worldwide as of 2015 (and 78 percent of U.S. college grads owning smartphones), chances are your employees not only own one, but they’re also bringing them to work and using them to do work when not at their desks.
It’s the BYOD—Bring Your Own Device—movement. And while many employees may find this trend convenient—and the applications and cloud services that come with those devices certainly enable this convenience—the security risks worry employers. Worry, of course, is best handled with information. Employers need to know exactly what the risks of BYOD are and deal with them head-on, by creating policies that address them.