Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
A recent Twitter poll conducted by Globo found that while 68 percent of respondents use their personal devices for work, only 29 percent say their company has a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy.
"A full 91 percent of respondents said they did not know if their company plans to implement a BYOD policy, and 14 percent said they did not know if their company had a BYOD policy. ... In addition, 42 percent of respondents said they did not know if their company's BYOD policy allows IT to have full access to their personal devices," writes FierceMobileIT's Fred Donovan. "If IT clearly stated that they had access to their employee's personal information such as emails and contacts, 93 percent of respondents said that they would not participate in a BYOD program."
"With the significant number of employees already using their personal devices for work, companies should be focused on creating a BYOD program and policies that fit the specific needs of the company," Globo vice president of business development and marketing Aggelos Grypaios said in a statement. "The next important step is to communicate the policy to employees and make sure that they understand their rights and the rights of the company. Defining and managing a BYOD strategy that protects the security of the employee and the employer will keep companies competitive in the market by creating a mobile workforce."