It’s everyday practice at universities but makes IT security and data protection experts shudder: using one’s own devices for work purposes. The “bring your own device” (BYOD) method of using mobile devices poses a host of risks for the security of work-related data (e.g. passwords for IT services, personal certificates, address books, research data, calendars and email accounts). The same is true for work devices that are free for personal use (“company-owned personally-enabled”, COPE).

The following pages explain, and provide possible solutions for, the IT risks posed by using devices, especially Android ones, for work and personal purposes:


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Authors: Christoph Becker (cb)
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