Sometimes it’s easiest to open work emails on your personal device or use your own smartphone to log on to sensitive company data. But should you do it?

When it comes to using your own device for work purposes, you should first and foremost always consult company policy. Every employer is different and there is not a one size fits all solution when it comes to BYOD (Bringing Your Own Device).

Mobile devices can pose great risks to companies, especially if you’re using a device that’s considered your own personal property. Though it may seem trivial, keeping your company email on your personal smartphone or opening sensitive data on the device can give cyber criminals a way to exploit your company’s most valuable information.

The following infographic spells out some of the biggest concerns when it comes to mobile devices. Remember, if you don’t know the rules when it comes to your company and BYOD, ASK!

byod-infographic

(Data courtesy of IT research firm, Software Advice)

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