Title: Information security awareness: managing web, mobile and endpoint security; overcoming the challenges of bring your own device

Authors: Khaled Zayed

Addresses: International School of Management, 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA; International School of Management, 17 Boulevard Raspail, 75007 Paris, France

Abstract: Companies and their employees rely on information technology (IT) and internet-enabled technology to conduct their business and communications. This offers many advantages, but also introduces risks related to information security. The present study sought to address the challenges of IT security alongside the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) programs and the lack of user awareness of related best practices. A qualitative case study research design was employed. IT managers were interviewed to explore the newly developing subject of BYOD and its implications for IT security. The issues most central to information security are security policies, BYOD user awareness and training, the enforcement of organisational security policies, manager effectiveness in protecting data, and users' acceptance and adherence to BYOD security policies. While BYOD is favoured by many users and also offers many advantages, it is not favoured by most IT security managers.

Keywords: information technology; IT security; mobile devices; bring your own device; BYOD; security breaches; cybercrime; information security; security awareness; web security; mobile security; endpoint security; internet security; user awareness; training; organisational security policies; manager effectiveness; data protection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2016.080929

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2016 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.271 - 288

Received: 27 Apr 2016
Accepted: 14 Aug 2016

Published online: 12 Dec 2016 *

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