Which of the following is a security concern regarding users bringing personally-owned devices that they
connect to the corporate network?
Cross-platform compatibility issues between personal devices and server-based applications
Lack of controls in place to ensure that the devices have the latest system patches and signature files
Non-corporate devices are more difficult to locate when a user is terminated
Non-purchased or leased equipment may cause failure during the audits of company-owned assets
With employees who want to bring their own devices you will have to make them understand why they cannot.
You do not want them plugging in a flash drive, let alone a camera, smartphone, tablet computer, or other
device, on which company files could get intermingled with personal files. Allowing this to happen can create
situations where data can leave the building that shouldn’t as well as introduce malware to the system.
Employees should not sync unauthorized smartphones to their work systems. Some smartphones use multiple
wireless spectrums and unwittingly open up the possibility for an attacker in the parking lot to gain access
through the phone to the internal network. Thus, if you do not have controls in place then your network is
definitely at risk.