The dynamism of the technology sector is unstoppable in today’s society and that is why in the workplace is being implemented the trend among many employees use their own mobile devices to work accessing business information with them. The BYOD, which comes from the acronym in English Bring Your Own Device, is gaining mainly among workers more young people who do not hesitate to use your own device for corporate purposes. Thus avoided having to carry multiple smartphones or tablets. The danger of this initiative is that these devices are completely outside the control of the administrators of the company, as reflected in a study conducted to young workers – to consider are those who imposed this trend among the rest – commissioned by the Fortinet company worldwide. This report notes that three of every four professionals uses a device to connect to your company network and among the most common reasons that explain this behaviour respondents stand out as advantages the constant and immediate access and improve the effectiveness. On the other hand, half of the respondents is also aware that this way of working also increases the malware in the companies. Thus, notes that two new dangers for organizations appear: on the one hand, the insecurity of business information; and on the other, the possibility of a virus fits into the global network.
The solution to this insecurity of documentary information, a company in which employees used their own BYOD, may be exposed to that happens according to experts to establish security not on the device, but in access networks. I.e. that the danger lies not in the information may be in mobile devices, already increasingly tend to work remotely, but the access to the corporate network employees have more. Misappropriation of corporate information lack of enterprise security also becomes evident in the conclusion of another study commissioned by the Iron Mountain company -in which interviewed 2,000 employees of all ages and sectors in Germany, Spain, France and United Kingdom-that indicates that one of every three employees (32%) have been or has been forwarded confidential information outside his Office on more than one occasion.