The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has stated that it has drafted a new guide to security considerations in bring your own device (BYOD) situations where the employees use their devices in the work setting and also for other work-related purposes away from the workplace. This has become an increasingly common practice in federal agencies and the private sectors.
This practice will enable employees with increased flexibility to get access to the organizational information resources. Still, at the same time, it increases the chances of leaking organizations' data and thereby leads to security and data breaches. IGs of several enterprises and agencies have pointed out such concerns in recent times. Thereby to provide a solution to these concerns raised by the businesses, NIST has drafted a set of guidelines regarding BYOD.
It is said that the guide will cover topics that include the security and privacy of mobile devices and the applications related to them. It will also shed light on topics like the risk associated with remotely accessing the company data, protecting data and valuable information from unauthorized access if the device is stolen, selecting secure communication networks, visibility into compliance security practices, and privacy protection employees and their devices.