SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bring your own device (BYOD) policies may be smart at some enterprises, but irresponsible, even unthinkable, in others. Yes, allowing end users to use personal mobile devices like laptops and cell phones can be far more convenient and economical—but sometimes there's a far higher price to pay, including security vulnerabilities that can bring down a business or endanger national security. To help sort out the benefits and risks of BYOD, Peerlyst (https://www.peerlyst.com) offers perspective and advice from an expert involved in protecting sensitive and classified U.S. government data.
A contractor and chief information security officer (CISO) for a federal agency involved in arms control, emergency response, counterterrorism, and nuclear nonproliferation programs, Josh Moulin is well qualified to tackle the BYOD topic. As he notes in his post, "The stakes may be higher with my agency than your organization, but in my opinion the loss of personally identifiable information, protected health information, payment card industry data, or intellectual property can be just as disastrous to any organization."
Moulin's post, "Cybersecurity Considerations with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Implementations" is a comprehensive overview of the topic, covering just about every angle, including technical, legal, and administrative factors. He shares the questions that information security professionals should ask themselves to help determine if BYOD is a viable option for their enterprises. And if so, he spells out the areas InfoSec pros need to cover to develop a well-crafted BYOD policy.
To read Moulin's full post, go here: https://www.peerlyst.com/posts/cybersecurity-considerations-with-bring-your-own-device-byod-implementations-josh-moulin.
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