Mobile Device Security Measures What measures are you taking to address the bring your own device (BYOD) trend? Narrowing support down to specific devices may be a tempting approach. Some CIOs are saying "no" all together. As easy as each of these sound, they may be eliminated as options for CIOs moving forward. This assertion comes from a recent report by IDG News Service, highlighting a panel discussion that took place at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The panel fervently discussed BYOD and affirmed the critical role that mobile device management (MDM) has had in assisting IT and the enterprise as a whole. "IT departments can either support [the BYOD trend] or be a receiver of the fallout," said Rob Stefanic, CIO of Sensata Technology According to Stefanic, Sensata didn't completely understand the consequences of employees connecting to the network with mobile devices when the company adopted a cloud-based platform in 2007. The current goal for IT is to reduce the impact of security breaches without limiting employee access to company data.It can be tough to find a balance between security and freedom, but the first step is knowledge. To discover the essential demands BYOD policies should meet, read The Ten Commandments of BYOD.
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