The world is the new office and BYOD is one of the enablers. Bring Your Own Device or Consumerization is the way that many companies have chosen to allow new information processing technologies into its walls. Whether as a strategic shift, productivity booster, a cost saving measure, or a way to keep users engaged, BYOD is being adopted.
Not too many years ago companies struggled with removable media and the risks that it brought. By comparison and experience, we now know that issue was a lesser risk than mobile devices. For example, it would be fairly easy to notice someone carrying one hundred 5.25 floppy disks. However, that is how many floppies it takes to carry one gigabyte worth of date. Nowadays one would be hard pressed to find a mobile device with less than 2 gigabytes of storage with the norm being closer to 8 gigabytes.
In addition to data extraction, the plethora of functions in today mobile devices compiled with the connectivity into social media, mobile networks and Wi-Fi networks create a complex situation for safely implementing these devices. And yet data theft is but one of the many risks that enterprises face today. Opsec Media Networks has various services that can aid the proper adoption of these devices whether it is with BYOD or company-supplied equipment.