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bring your own wearables

This definition is part of our Essential Guide: Mobile endpoint security: What enterprise InfoSec pros must know now
Contributor(s): Emily McLaughlin

Bring your own wearables (BYOW) is a trend toward the use of employee-owned wearable computing devices in a business setting. 

Wearable technology includes consumer products such as fitness and health monitors, smartwatches linked to mobile phones, smart eyewear such as Google Glass. A move toward bring your own wearables will require companies to reevaluate existing device policies to accommodate the security threats, that wearables can introduce to the enterprise.

Other BYO-trends include BYO-devices, BYO-apps, BYO-network, BYO-encryption and BYO-identity.

This was last updated in March 2014

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