As the bring your own device (BYOD) to work trend grows, so do the network security risks. This fast-growing trend has huge benefits for both employees and employers. With malware, spyware and other malicious downloads, tricking their way onto personal devices, organizations need to consider their information security policies. Malicious programs can download onto a personal device without a user even knowing. This can have disastrous results for both an organization and the personal device. When this happens, it risks BYODs making unauthorized changes to policies and leaking sensitive information into the public domain. A privacy breach can cause a domino effect with huge financial and legal implications, and loss of productivity for organizations. This is a difficult challenge. Organizations need to consider user privacy and rights together with protecting networks from attacks. This paper evaluates a new architectural framework to control the risks that challenge organizations and the use of BYODs. After analysis of large volumes of research, the previous studies addressed single issues. We integrated parts of these single solutions into a new framework to develop a complete solution for access control. With too many organizations failing to implement and enforce adequate security policies, the process needs to be simpler. This framework reduces system restrictions while enforcing access control policies for BYOD and cloud environments using an independent platform. Primary results of the study are positive with the framework reducing access control issues.
Almarhabi, K., Jambi, K., Eassa, F., & Batarfi, O. (2018). An evaluation of the proposed framework for access control in the cloud and BYOD environment. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 9(10), 213–221. https://doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2018.091026