IT security pro slams BYOD as an ‘unregulated mess’

November 12, 2013
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Speaking with Computer Business Review recently, Kaspersky – the current CEO of InfoWatch and former spouse of Eugene Kaspersky (yes, that Kaspersky, of Internet security solutions fame) – said that BYOD was nearly impossible to manage because there is no tool to support all devices and operating systems.

"I don't even think BYOD is a concept at all, honestly speaking,” said Kaspersky. “In my opinion, it's a mess that was given a beautiful name. It is an unregulated mess.”

(Worth reading: 7 smart steps to make BYOD work more effectivelyCan anyone balance enterprise security with employee privacy?)

As a result, she says that there is currently only two scenarios where BYOD works; where the company is “careless and thinks it’s important is not that important” and where the company understands that their data could potentially be breached.

(Don't miss "BYOD & the Cloud – Managing apps and data on your employees' tablet," a key session at theTabletBiz conference & expo coming to New York on November 13, 2013). 

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