In the BYOD environment, Android-powered devices are a boom to both employees and organizations. With a seemingly endless array of apps designed to increase productivity plus a high level of functionality; Android devices in theory, give everyone what they need.
For all of the benefits of using Droids for work, there is one major drawback: increased threats to security. Thanks to malicious attacks from cybercriminals using malware, organizations that allow BYOD on Android phones are subject to having their data compromised. This is the result of the lax security protocols on Android apps.
These days, there’s an app for almost anything – including wiping out your employer’s entire network or exposing sensitive company data to criminals, albeit inadvertently. When employees are allowed to use their own personal devices for work, they don’t hesitate to add apps; after all, it’s their phone or tablet and they can do what they want with it after hours.