The bring-your-own-device trend has its share of haters but perhaps few are more outspoken than IT security mogul Natalya Kaspersky, who has branded the global phenomenon as a “mess" that was "given a beautiful name”.
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.”
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).