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Paul Calento 255 Points | Wed, 03/28/2012 - 17:38

Issues relating to application security, not BYOD itself, is the problem that needs to be addressed. Used to be that data was accessed on one device. Now many employees have 3+ not counting their own personal devices. Every device with enterprise data is the risk. I've always been a fan of the one-to-many approach. Lock-down the apps/data ... then choose what to do re: device security. Too often when there is a well publicized incident, it isn't that a particular safeguard failed, but that there weren't any safeguards (at all) in that case. It starts with having a policy and following through on it. It starts with a checklist, like David Snow's on "How to make BYOD truly work".

--Paul Calento

(note: I work on projects sponsored by and HP)