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ed137
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2/12/2012 | 12:09:58 PM
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Not in DOD, we cannot even bring a cell phone into the office.
AustinIT
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2/10/2012 | 4:33:50 PM
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It's ridiculous to have a BYOD policy when you don't have the security infrastructure and training in place to support it. Tail wagging Dog imho

People that work for the governent are just as lazy and careless with data security as those that work in the Corporate world. Before long, our government will be the biggest source of compromised personal information simply because they have access to more of it.
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2/9/2012 | 8:39:17 PM
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I'm a big fan of BYOD. I've been doing it for years mostly because I feel the tech my company provides me is sub-par.

The thing that concerns me? Does this mean that gov't employees who work with out private and personal data might find themselves in a situation where they're walking around with our info on their personal devices?

I know that sounds ridiculous but, the government isn't exactly a model of efficiency and isn't really known for thinking things through.
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2/9/2012 | 6:07:47 PM
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Everyone is going BYOD. I can't think of an organization that is not opening it up.... Security is really something that can be handled with third party software, Q1 Labs for instance. Not that large of a problem.
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2/9/2012 | 1:47:50 AM
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I am willing to bet most businesses have taken the same stance as well. The thing that struck me as problematic is that only half of the agencies have fully or partially deployed MDM to protect devices.
Brian Prince, InformationWeek/Dark Reading Comment Moderator
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2/8/2012 | 12:58:25 PM
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I wonder how many viruses and malware will be transferred to Federal computers based on this policy. It only takes one infected flash drive to infect an entire network.

Seems like just a few weeks ago federal agencies were restricting the use of personal devices.

Seems like a stupid policy.


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