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Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, which allow employees to use their personal smartphones, tablets and laptops in and out of the work environment, are changing the IT landscape. Organizations around the world are embracing BYOD, because it allows executives and employees to use the mobile devices, service providers and operating platforms of their choice and allows them to be more productive and conduct business activities outside of working hours. But just as there are considerable benefits, there are information security concerns for all organizations.
This article outlines the risks and provides recommended best practices for risk mitigation.