BYOD, short for Bring Your Own Device! It’s a company policy that lets employees use their personal gadgets (think laptops, smartphones, tablets) at work. Allowing this flexibility boosts morale and productivity but comes with a catch. The downside? BYOD can increase the number of vulnerabilities in a company’s environment. Since devices are managed and secured individually, it’s tougher to maintain a uniform security standard across all devices. So, while BYOD offers a more relaxed work atmosphere, balancing convenience with a strong security strategy is essential to keep potential risks in check.

Becky Duncan