Does BYOD increase risks or drive benefits?
AuthorPillay, Ashwin; Diaki, Harrik; Nham, Eric; Senanayake, Samanthi; TAN, GLORIA; Deshpande, Saurabh
PublisherThe University of Melbourne
AffiliationEngineering - Computing and Information Systems
Document TypeWorking Paper
CitationsPillay, A., Diaki, H., Nham, E., Senanayake, S., Tan, G., & Deshpande, S. (2013). Does BYOD increase risks or drive benefits? Melbourne, The University of Melbourne.
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2013 The authors
This paper looks at the benefits and risks associated with bring your own device (BYOD), a practice that is becoming common to many organisations. Literature reviews of established academic journals were conducted to illustrate key points, arguments, and supporting evidence to draw conclusions. The paper has found that BYOD is an inevitable part of modern organizations’ business practice. Its adoption will continue to rise due to its effectiveness in supporting business operations. The paper also found that there are substantial risks in BYOD that can be harmful to organizations, and thus its ability to control BYOD is crucial in the prevention and mitigation of these risks. The paper contributes to current literature by emphasizing that in order to fully realize the potential ongoing benefits of BYOD, control strategies must be applied, and that the human factor must be taken into account as it plays a pivotal role in the effectiveness of these security measures.
KeywordsBOYD; risks; benefits; security control
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