BYOD policies could facilitate corporate espionage

Fail safes and policies essential to combatting threat

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have been widely heralded as the wave of the future, offering the workforce greater connectivity and saving employers on standard outfitting costs. But while BYOD programs have been implemented with much zeal, there are still some risks associated with them that must be considered, perhaps most alarming is the possibility of employee espionage that they could facilitate.

“This is one of the largest areas of theft. There’s a lot of talk about foreign attempts from other countries; I think that’s a problem, but the largest problem is from insiders,” says David Long-Daniels, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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