Bring your own Device or Build your own Demise: Promises and Pitfalls of BYOD Panel Debate

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Recent studies suggest that the majority of organisations now permit employee-owned devices in some way, shape or form in the workplace. Many employers are even providing technical support for these devices.
But why has this seemingly controversial trend been so widely accepted when according to Mcafee and other security providers so much is at stake?
Join us for an active debate which explores the drivers for some employers embracing the BYOD trend and the pitfalls that has others avoiding this at all costs.
Our panel will explore the reasons for and against BYOD schemes, the opportunities for increased employee satisfaction leading to increased productivity, the potential threats arising from security breaches and malicious behavior and how best to limit these.
The panel will be asked to consider whether it is worth clamping down on employees bringing their own devices into work?
Should organisations implementing this scheme be tightening up their network and device security to counterbalance this?
Or
Should they be considering adopting a more straightforward approach to maintaining their data security i.e. looking to protect their information and applications directly rather that the devices that are accessing this information?

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