In this unit, we discussed the growing trend of BYOD (Bring your own device) and some of the challenges associated with this. There has been some talk in the news in the past concerning users, their own devices, and security concerns. For example, in health care, many doctors prefer to use a tablet for electronic medical records, and many are using their own devices to connect to web based services. What concerns could there be with HIPAA, and how could they be mitigated?
Another example is government workers. President Obama is the first US President to carry a Blackberry (why not an iPhone?), and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chose to use her own device and email, thus none of her communications in her official capacity are available for public review. What are some concerns with these trends, and how have they / could they be mitigated?