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5 Ways to Protect Your Company From Employee Devices

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As millions line up to buy the new iPhone 4S, there is no denying that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is an unstoppable force.

That's the contention of Troy Harrison, vice president of product management at may seem like IT's burden to bear, but employees are also responsible for keeping company information secure. One option is to require employees requesting to access the network via a personal device to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement. The agreement may include conditions, such as installing a device certificate or the remote-wipe software mentioned above. It may also state that devices can be seized if necessary for a legal matter. At the end of the day, it ensures that maintaining security when using personal devices is a shared responsibility between both the user and IT.


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