Journal of
Internet and Information Systems

  • Abbreviation: J. Internet Inf. Syst.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6478
  • DOI: 10.5897/JIIS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 21

Article in Press

Exploring information systems security implications posed by BYOD for a financial services firm

  •  Received: 12 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 12 May 2021
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the use of personal mobile devices, like laptops, tablets and smart phones to access networks, systems and company-confidential information in an organisation (Bell, 2013). BYODs have become prevalent in the workplace due to the increased dependence on the internet and advancements in technology (Leclercq-Vandelannoitte, 2015). Devices are used for email, telephone, access to calendars and contact information at work (Disterer & Kleiner, 2013) and applications like office suits and productivity tools make them proficient at carrying out tasks traditionally executed on a desktop computer (Sobers, n.d). BYOD offers employees the comfort of their own devices, more ease of use and allows devices to be customised to the individual’s needs (Disterer & Kleiner, 2013). Disterer and Kleiner (2013) found that productivity was a primary advantage of using BYODs because organisations are able to save thousands in Information Technology (IT) costs by implementing a BYOD strategy, lowering the cost of device leases and management costs for deployment, reduced break-fix support and insurance costs while avoiding annual upgrades for company-owned devices (Insights, 2009).