Mark Uemura, Head of Security and Infrastructure at Flight Network, examined bring-your-own-device (BYOD), compliance and various IT security concerns in his keynote presentation to Argyle's CIO membership at the 2017 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum in Toronto on September 27.
"[Employees] could decide to take your company-owned device, but now they’re walking around with two devices and they’re super-grumpy. So now if you actually go ahead and they click on the device or click on the user agreement, it’s only when they lose it later that you end up having the hard conversation. You’re postponing the tough conversation to a later point in time."
"I have no ability if somebody brought their own device unless I enforced some kind of set of controls to wipe that data off or even know what’s been released ... The last thing anybody wants is to have unknown volumes of it out there for the taking by the bad guys in the community."
"The explosion of data, the predictability of data [and] the mobility of our workforce is fundamentally changed ... When was the last time you actually were at a desktop PC? That fundamentally is not going to happen anymore."
"How do you push this and get kind of the visibility at what we call the edge on these devices? You need to have that visibility; you need to have the right policies in place. You need to be able to pull that data and figure out how to place it on litigation hold."