Bring Your Own Device Security Issues and Challenges

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11th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)

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Conference Proceeding

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As mobile devices become prevalent in workplaces, it also creates a unique environment, Bring Your Own Device, in enterprise networks. BYODs are extensions of corporate networks and thus it is essential to secure BYODs to protect enterprise networks. Security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, and anti-spam software have been widely used to protect corporate networks. Similar tools are also desired to protect BYODs. BYODs have many advantages, such as reducing companies' cost and increasing users' productivity. However, they also raise many security issues and challenges due to their unique security requirements. This paper summarizes threats and attacks on BYODs and reveals their security issues and challenges. The paper further compares existing BYOD solutions and presents a BYOD security framework that provides guidance for enterprises when adopting BYODs.