BYOD in Education: Policy, Risk Management, & Contingency Planning

by Randall Miller
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Management

There are very few people who do not own multiple mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. This is especially the case with the current younger generation. Educational institutions face ever-growing challenges with the security implications of allowing students and faculty to connect these mobile devices to the network. The concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is reshaping the way IT is managing, delivering, and securing the technological infrastructure in the educational environment. While it is becoming necessary to incorporate BYOD in order to remain competitive, there are some areas that IT managers must be aware of prior to implementation. In order to abide within regulations, protect student data, and maintain the integrity of the datacenter, IT must conduct extensive planning, implement solid policies, and develop contingencies. This paper will address the security implications of BYOD in education and provide insight on the challenges that will need to be...

Irina Alexandra Negrii 7 months, 1 week ago

In this decade, it is no less important to teach children how to use their other technology “brains” as it is to teach them to use their physical brains — to ignore such an obvious and powerful augmentation would be irresponsible