Top 10 BYOD Risks Facing The Enterprise

10. Jailbreaking And Rooted Devices

Employees who demand the latest and greatest technology may also be technically savvy enough to jailbreak or root their device firmware. Tools have helped automate the process, getting the job done with a few mouse clicks. Jailbreaking removes the limitations imposed by the device maker, often eliminating restrictions designed to improve security of the devices. Rooting gives the device owner administrator-level permissions, enabling them to install and run apps that could be potentially malicious in nature.

Get a roundup of CRN's security coverage right to your inbox with the Security Advisor newsletter.