Avoiding perils of BYOD

Personal devices appealing but risky
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/09/2012

A few years back, Intel realized many of its tech-savvy employees were keen to use their own personal devices for work. Instead of fighting the trend, the company embraced it.

“It’s really about making sure that we stay ahead of it and work to be inclusive of these disruptions, rather than try to hold the dogs at bay,” says Elaine Mah, director at Intel Canada in Toronto.

“Thinking about the newer-generation workforce, they’re incredibly creative and some can be quite tenacious and the last thing you want is your paranoia for security and control to be so rigid that you don’t look at what’s happening behind you and you have employees that are creating security breaches you’re not even aware of.”