Case Study 1: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Case Study 1: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Read the following articles (Web): “The dark side of BYOD” from TechRepublic and  “BYOD As We Know It Is Dead” from Forbes.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
1.    Identify the primary benefits of BYOD in organizations, and determine the key ways in which its concepts can enhance an end user’s overall working experience.
2.    Analyze in detail the major risks surrounding BYOD, and analyze the security controls and technologies that are currently available and being utilized to manage these risks.
3.    Provide a real-world example of how BYOD either positively or negatively affected an organization’s productivity and / or security.
4.    Determine whether or not you would consider implementing BYOD concepts in a real organization and whether or not the benefits outweigh the risks.
5.    Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment (no more than two to three [2-3] years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
•    Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
•    Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
•    Explain how businesses apply cryptography in maintaining information security.
•    Use technology and information resources to research issues in information systems security.
•    Write clearly and concisely about network security topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
Points: 60    Case Study 1: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 60% F    Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Identify the primary benefits of BYOD in organizations, and determine the key ways in which its concepts can enhance an end user’s overall working experience.
Weight: 20%    Did not submit or incompletely identified the primary benefits of BYOD in organizations, and did not submit or incompletely determined the key ways in which its concepts can enhance an end user’s overall working experience.    Insufficiently identified the primary benefits of BYOD in organizations, and insufficiently determined the key ways in which its concepts can enhance an end user’s overall working experience.    Partially identified the primary benefits of BYOD in organizations, and partially determined the key ways in which its concepts can enhance an end user’s overall working experience.    Satisfactorily identified the primary benefits of BYOD in organizations, and satisfactorily determined the key ways in which its concepts can enhance an end user’s overall working experience.    Thoroughly identified the primary benefits of BYOD in organizations, and thoroughly determined the key ways in which its concepts can enhance an end user’s overall working experience.
2. Analyze in detail the major risks surrounding BYOD, and analyze the security controls and technologies that are currently available and being utilized to manage these risks.
Weight: 25%    Did not submit or incompletely analyzed in detail the major risks surrounding BYOD and did not or incompletely analyzed the security controls and technologies that are currently available and being utilized to manage these risks.    Insufficiently analyzed in detail the major risks surrounding BYOD and insufficiently analyzed the security controls and technologies that are currently available and being utilized to manage these risks.    Partially analyzed in detail the major risks surrounding BYOD and partially analyzed the security controls and technologies that are currently available and being utilized to manage these risks.    Satisfactorily analyzed in detail the major risks surrounding BYOD and satisfactorily analyzed the security controls and technologies that are currently available and being utilized to manage these risks.    Thoroughly analyzed in detail the major risks surrounding BYOD and thoroughly analyzed the security controls and technologies that are currently available and being utilized to manage these risks.
3. Provide a real-world example of how BYOD either positively or negatively affected an organization’s productivity and / or security.
Weight: 20%    Did not submit or incompletely provided a real-world example of how BYOD either positively or negatively affected an organization’s productivity and / or security.    Insufficiently provided a real-world example of how BYOD either positively or negatively affected an organization’s productivity and / or security.    Partially provided a real-world example of how BYOD either positively or negatively affected an organization’s productivity and / or security.    Satisfactorily provided a real-world example of how BYOD either positively or negatively affected an organization’s productivity and / or security.    Thoroughly provided a real-world example of how BYOD either positively or negatively affected an organization’s productivity and / or security.
4. Determine whether or not you would consider implementing BYOD concepts in a real organization and whether or not the benefits outweigh the risks.
Weight: 20%    Did not submit or incompletely determined whether or not you would consider implementing BYOD concepts in a real organization and whether or not the benefits outweigh the risks.    Insufficiently determined whether or not you would consider implementing BYOD concepts in a real organization and whether or not the benefits outweigh the risks.    Partially determined whether or not you would consider implementing BYOD concepts in a real organization and whether or not the benefits outweigh the risks.    Satisfactorily determined whether or not you would consider implementing BYOD concepts in a real organization and whether or not the benefits outweigh the risks.    Thoroughly determined whether or not you would consider implementing BYOD concepts in a real organization and whether or not the benefits outweigh the risks.
5. 3 references
Weight: 5%    No references provided    Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.    Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.    Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.    Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10%    More than 8 errors present     7-8 errors present    5-6 errors present    3-4 errors present    0-2 errors present