A common goal shared by corporations to downsize costs within their organization through economical means and provide mobility and flexibility to their employees has sparked a movement known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). There are many advantages of adopting this technology into a business plan. However, within the BYOD framework you have issues with Open Source Software (OSS) and mobile application management that can bring security risks and legal issues into play when applied to the business structure. This paper will address the need for implementing the proper security procedures and employee agreements within an organizations BYOD policy by evaluating the legal and security issues that are involved with the technology. Special attention will be given to recent cases involving travelers returning from foreign countries that have had their personal/work devices seized at U.S. borders under reasonable-suspicion standards.
Hollingsworth, Larry, "Legal and Security Issues with Bring Your Own Device and Open Source Software" (2018). SAIS 2018 Proceedings. 10.