Byod Reflection Paper

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Before this week’s discussion I had no idea of the term BYOD and when I find out what it meant, I immediately disagreed with the idea of allowing employees to bring their own device to work. Before I go on with the reason for my disagreement with this term or policy I would like to mention Bring your own device (BYOD) defined as an IT policy where employees are allowed or encouraged to use their personal mobile devices to work, increasingly, notebook computers to access the company’s data and systems. This policy allows employees four types of access which are mentioned as the following:
1. Unlimited access for personal devices.
2. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data.
3. Access, but with IT control over personal devices, applications, and stored data.
4. Access, while preventing local storage of data on personal devices. …show more content…

As access #3 says IT could control your personal device, so how much privacy can we get if our own company is controlling your own personal computer? This a definitely something I would not want, plus my personality type does not like mixing business with pleasure, in other words, I leave work at work and at home I try my best to not bring work home. Another thing that I find risky is allowing employees to have sensitive data or any work-related information in their personal computer. This could create a chain of information misused and in addition to having the client’s data floating around like their privacy does not

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