Don’t adapt old IT security policies for BYOD: IBM

Morphing existing IT security policies to accommodate for bring your own device (BYOD) is the wrong way to address BYOD, according to IBM Institute for Advanced Security director, Glen Gooding.

According to a recent report by data backup vendor Acronis, 57 percent of Australian organisations do not have a BYOD policy in place, and 33 percent of them do not even allow personal devices to access the corporate network.

For organisations that do have a BYOD policy, many of them are doing it wrong by merely adapting their old IT security policy for mobile devices, Gooding said.

“We’re in a state of flux, where businesses are migrating existing security policies that have been embedded within organisations for a number of years now,” he told ZDNet. “Many organisations are changing those existing policies, and trying to retrofit them to mobile devices.

SOURCE: zdnet.com

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