Companies are increasingly encouraging employees to purchase their own devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops to use at work according to a recent survey by CIO magazine. The acronyms BYOC and BYOD (like Bring Your Own Beer – Bring Your Own Computer/Device) have become mainstream technology terms. But what does BYOD mean for the enterprise? Can we mix personally owned devices and enterprise workstations/cellphones in our environment? How do we control configuration and data on personal devices? What about malware and other security concerns? What about improper disclosure of private data and intellectual property? And how will staff get work done when they are busy playing Angry Birds?
Is BYOD the flavor of the week or is the future of end-user hardware? Regardless of how security leaders may feel about the concept, we need to be prepared. We must understand what is driving BYOD, how it may, or may not, fit our environments, and have policy and tools ready. In this interactive session we will discuss: What is IT Consumerization/BYOD? What are the benefits and concerns? Is there a cost savings? What are the Security concerns – BYOMalware? How do we protect data? And how can I start BYOD in my organization? And yes, you can Bring Your Own Devices to this session!
About Barry Caplin
Barry is the first Chief Information Security Officer for the MN Dept. of Human Services. He is responsible for information security and security technologies including HIPAA compliant security policy and security architecture. Barry has more than 25 years of information technology and security experience. He holds an MS in applied mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (aka Virginia Tech), and CISSP, ISSMP, CISA, and CISM certifications. He has recently retired from coaching youth sports and as director of coaching for travel/community soccer programs. He serves on the board of directors for the Valley Athletic Association, overseeing local travel and community sports.