Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers to employees who bring their own Wi-Fi enabled devices into the corporate network. Smartphones are the most common example, but employees also take their own tablets, laptops, and USB drives into the workplace.
Smartphones are the most common example but employees also take their own tablets, laptops and USB drives into the workplace. BYOD is part of the larger trend of IT consumerization, in which consumer software and hardware are being brought into the enterprise. Whether employee-owned hardware and software are supported or not, they pose security risks to the organization if they connect to the corporate network or access corporate data. To minimize the risk and accommodate consumer technologies, many businesses are implementing BYOD policies.
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