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Don't Be Overprotective About BYOD
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bubbajones4u4
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bubbajones4u4,
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12/10/2013 | 4:45:59 PM
Overprotective BYOD
BYOD is a big test of trust in a corporate enviornment, and the question to data access and security between personal and business data is the $1 millon question. I agree, there is a thing as being overprotective, but in terms of data security I don't know if there is such a thing.

We were looking to bring in a larger MDM system for BYOD at our hospital, but the doctors (who own the hospital) felt it was to intrusive since they all wanted to use their own devices, but didn't want IT to have total control over them. Still, they wanted the ability to send HIPAA compliant patient info (mostly text messages) to admin and other doctors.

In the end, we changed our stratagy and started looking for individual apps to deal with the various security issues. Example: to allow for HIPAA text messaging, we got an app (Tigertext) which is HIPAA compliant, and installed it on all the doctors devices. It auto-deletes the messages after X period of time, and IT can still wipe the device if it is lost or stolen, but the doctors didn't feel it violated thier 'privacy' which made it acceptable to them. More info: www.tigertext.com
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WKash,
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12/10/2013 | 10:14:43 AM
Re: The Problem With Perfect
CIOs will always face a yin and yang dllemma between the need for information access and the need to keep that information secure.  Walling off corporations from mobile dangers at the expense of productive uses of mobile is clearly not the anwer.  Neither is giving into BYOD demands simply to satisfy your workforce.  As most enlighted CIOs understand, the answer is in learning how to find the pathway to "Yes, we can, if we do x,y,z" instead of "No, we can't because of a,b,c."
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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12/9/2013 | 2:30:13 PM
The Problem With Perfect
Practical post. Focusing on perfect can be dangerous, as you point out. In our quest for perfection we can miss out on a lot of productivity gains. Readers, do you feel IT faces too much pressure to provide "perfect" mobile security?


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