Guest Column | February 4, 2014

BYOD Risks to Watch Out for in 2014

By Andreas Baumhof, chief technology officer at ThreatMetrix

Consumers’ fascination with the latest technological gadgetry is changing the way we work as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) behaviors continue to transform the workplace. Armed with smartphones, tablets and other devices, employees are using personal technologies to improve productivity and extend work activities beyond the physical confines of the office.

In the coming months, BYOD will present even greater opportunities for workers and employers. But despite the well-publicized risks of BYOD, many employers have failed to implement appropriate policies and controls — an oversight that has serious cybersecurity implications for businesses and consumers in 2014.

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