Baseline Standards for BYOD Access Requirements
A recent survey by Jamf found that 49% of European enterprises do not have a formal Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy in place. This means they have no visibility or control over how employees are connecting personal devices to corporate resources, which puts the company at risk. The challenges of establishing and enforcing a BYOD policy include data leakage, out-of-date software, risky content, and physical loss of devices. The survey also revealed that organizations are concerned about compliance-based security issues and are looking to cut IT/security costs. Additionally, organizations are using multiple vendors for device management and security, and often have separate teams for managing devices and securing them. The evolving threat landscape and the growing number of vulnerabilities in Apple operating systems are also causing concern. The article provides tips for organizations considering a BYOD policy, including clear communication with employees, involving users in the security solution, and setting baseline standards for devices connected to the corporate network.