Bring your own device organizational information security and privacy

Abubakar Bello, J Armarego, D Murray

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BYOD is a growing trend in corporate environments, where employees bring their own devices to work. Factors
that have led to the growing popularity of BYOD include the benefits of work flexibility, increased productivity, and
efficiency of employees. Despite these benefits, there are concerns over information security and privacy. Since BYOD
allows employees to access organisational data anytime anywhere, it is necessary to ensure the confidentiality and integrity
of organisational information resources and assets. This paper will review BYOD, and information security and privacy in
BYOD environments. Three different cases study organisational practices for BYOD security and privacy. Finally, advice
on how to handle security and privacy in BYOD environments, using explicit policies, is presented. The paper will assist
organisations, information technology and information security/privacy professionals to understand risks associated with
BYOD, and policy development to mitigate them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1279-1287
Number of pages9
JournalARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2015


  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • organisational perceptions
  • employees’ behavioural intention
  • BYOD policies


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