Companies that don’t protect themselves through policies place themselves at risk.
Post based on my interview* with Mikael Ricknas of Computerworld.
Allowing employees to bring their own devices to work is causing new challenges, including what happens when a device needs to be wiped or employees want to sell their smartphone or tablet.
Mobile security and BYOD (bring your own device) are main themes at the European edition of RSA’s security conference, which takes place this week in London.
Letting employees use their own smartphones or tablets for work represents a loss of control for IT departments. Also, if personal data isn’t handled correctly, the company may end up being sued, said Cesare Garlati, vice president of mobile security at Trend Micro and the moderator of a conference session called “The Dark Side of BYOD“.
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