Options vary regarding BYOD compliance

05/7/2014 | CIO.com

Executives forced to deal with their employees' bad mobile habits are experimenting with a variety of approaches to minimize risky behavior, ranging from paying incentives to workers who follow best practices to resorting to the "kill switch" for those who don't. Studies have found that BYOD can be a security nightmare for companies -- with more than 40% of employees in a Centrify survey admitting to accessing sensitive data on unsecured networks. Two-thirds of workers in an AdaptiveMobile study, however, said they would leave their devices at home if their bosses had the power to shut them down, so experts say employers need to be careful when choosing the stick over the carrot.

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