BACKGROUND IMAGE: iSTOCK/GETTY IMAGES

This content is part of the Essential Guide: Mobile endpoint security: What enterprise infosec pros must know now
Definition

bring your own wearables

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

Continue Reading About bring your own wearables

Dig Deeper on Internet of Things (IoT) Hardware

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

Extensiones de Documento y Formatos de Documento

Accionado por:

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close