The Top Four BYOD Security Risks and How Enterprise Firms Combat Them

The Top Four BYOD Security Risks and How Enterprise Firms Combat Them

New age connectivity

Bring your own device (BYOD) – the use of personal tablets, computers and smartphones for work – is becoming commonplace.

For employers, BYOD offers tremendous advantages: it reduces IT costs, improves productivity, increases employee satisfaction and offers much-valued flexibility. But along with these gains come increased cybersecurity risks.


Weighing the risks

Just as BYOD blurs the line between personal and business hours, this method of accessing enterprise content and networks threatens security across enterprise information systems.


Avert risk

Successful companies impose forward-looking and secure policies and practices, to deliver proactive training and protection that defend against the top four BYOD threats. Learn how these IT leaders look across information systems and business data to protect their IT environments in the age of multi-dimensional personal computing.


About the Author

Blake Hankins is the Chief Information Officer at CyrusOne. As the CIO, Blake is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology including infrastructure, system administration, development and network. Additionally, Blake heads our Project Management and Compliance activities.

Prior to joining CyrusOne, Blake worked at Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions as the Director of Business System Development and at Cincinnati Bell as the Director of IT Audit, Compliance and Revenue Assurance.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Finance from Miami University.

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