Is BYOD compromising plant security?

Understanding the benefits and risks associated with bring your own device.

By Dan Hebert

What if your company told you that you no longer were allowed to make business-related calls from your smartphone, but instead had to use a company-issued phone so that all communications could be closely monitored and controlled? How would that sit?

Consider that in the near future, employees of industrial firms might feel the same way about being denied access from their smartphones and tablets to enterprise and operating information that's readily accessible from their work computers.

Before discussing bring your own device (BYOD) benefits, let's look at the security challenges to integrate BYOD into the enterprise, as they are the main impediment to widespread adoption.

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