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BYOD For You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work (Tech | 4U eBooks Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Daniel J. Lohrmann
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Book Description

A radical change is sweeping across American workplaces: mobile technology is redefining the boundaries between work life, home life and play. The digital generation is demanding more freedom and flexibility with their smartphones and tablet PCs in order to get their jobs done faster and more accurately both in the office and on the go. More people than ever are bringing their own mobile devices (BYOD) to work.

Do you BYOD? Are you taking full advantage of the exciting new opportunities to be more productive using only one device? If not, maybe it’s time to give BYOD a try. Recent survey results suggest that hundreds of millions of employees around the world are happier and more productive using a single smartphone or tablet PC for both personal and professional activities.

BYOD for You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work is the perfect e-book to quickly provide the answers to your specific work-related situation. You’ll learn the basics of BYOD and the terms you need to know; how you can address the company policy, including legal, financial, security, privacy and ethical concerns associated with BYOD; and proactive steps you can take with your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Windows, or Android-enabled devices to help your career.

After reading this e-book, you’ll have a full understanding of how you can maximize BYOD at your company, how you can safely improve your situation, and what potholes you need to avoid in your BYOD journey.

BYOD for You offers gold, silver and bronze guidance based on your current BYOD environment at home or work. Whether your company offers no BYOD policy or a robust BYOD program with financial incentives, this guide offers relevant tips and guidance to navigate this complex mobile computing topic in simple, practical ways. With links to jump straight to relevant content, BYOD for You is also a great reference tool for difficult situations that may come up down the road.

How is this book different? Other books and articles offer advice on building BYOD programs for enterprise implementation groups or technology experts. BYOD for You is the first complete guide written specifically for you – the end user who owns the device.

BYOD for You is written in easy-to-read language. Why not make the most of your beloved mobile device? Get ready to enhance your BYOD journey.

About the Author:

Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized security leader, technologist and author. Dan is best known for his refreshingly practical commentary on technology trends and clear advice on computer use at home and work.

Dan has served public and private sector organizations, which span the globe in a variety of technology leadership roles. He currently serves as Michigan’s Chief Security Officer and was formerly Michigan’s Chief Technology Officer.

He has received numerous professional awards for his writing and work, including Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader.

Dan’s first book was Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web. He is also a contributing author to CIO Leadership for State Governments: Emerging Trends and Practices.

Dan has published articles and papers on security, infrastructure, customer service, cloud computing, bring your own device to work (BYOD), and social media in major technology and business magazines. Dan is also a global conference speaker and has been a keynote presenter at events from South Africa to Moscow and all over the US. His blogs and articles are available at

Product Details

  • File Size: 229 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Daniel J. Lohrmann; 1 edition (April 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C8WEV4Y
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Lorhmann is Michigan's CISO and his risk-management experience shines through in this practical guide to navigating the brave new world of bringing one's own computing device to work.

Rather than advising employers on how to establish BYOD policies this book instead councils EMPLOYEEES on how to categorize their employers policies (if any) on BYOD. After the employees understand where their employers' BYOD policies lies on the author's Bronze, Silver and Gold taxonomy the book provides concise, practical advice on how to ensure that the risk to both employer and employee is best managed.

The author also includes helpful and practical tips for "managing up" or helping the company improve their BYOD policies; perhaps enabling the company to move from a Bronze to a Silver or from a Silver to a Gold.

A companion book on what the COMPANY should be doing to manage their employee-owned devices would make a great follow-on to this practical, employee-centric work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timely, Succinct, Accessible and Highly Practical April 12, 2013
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Lohrmann, a national technology and security expert writes a succinct, highly readable and accessible guide suitable for all industries and places of employment, private or public sector. The Bronze, Silver and Gold standard serves as a reader guide and highly effective organizing principle and helps the reader identify their entry point as well as to set their goals.

The links to resources are exceptionally helpful and are suitable for the highly technical or average user and are equally helpful to employees, managers or administrators.

Further, the tips for "managing up" can help employers improve their BYOD policies, adjust and refine their standards.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical guide for employees April 16, 2013
By Limor
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Dan is a distinguished security professional and is very active in guiding state and government on security policies. This book, however, is particularly useful for employees. It gives practical advice on how YOU, the employee, should categorize your employer's bring your own device "policy" (or lack of such) and how you should behave in that environment in a way that allows you to benefit from your device at work, yet not put yourself or your employer at risk. Very practical and good advice. Quickly read and follow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent intro and primer April 11, 2013
By kencamp
Lorhmann provides an excellent primer for business, government and IT executives looking to create a basi understanding of BYOD issues and a framework for developing a business strategy to incorporate BYOD into the strategic roadmap.

This book provides credible and valuable insight into numerous issues related to this shift in the organizational paradigm as technology evolves. While not technical in nature, and not deep in terms of presenting solutions to the varied and complex issues around BYOD, it introduces the methodical approach and thinking that will help ensure business leaders make thoughtful choices moving forward.

For the non-technical manager looking for a baseline understanding, or the technical manager or leader looking for an introduction to the concepts, this brief e-book is a must read.

While the book itself provides numerous links out to resources, it may be a bit light on linkages to detailed technical references. Those resources may require additional research by the reader or be available in some of the reference forums (Facebook and LinkedIn) mentioned at the end of the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great analysis of BYOD for employees and employers April 11, 2013
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Mr. Lohrmann does a great job of delivering a practical approach to BYOD for public and private sector empoyers and employees. This book features great advice on developing and understanding the security and privacy impact of BYOD devices and even links to help your organization get started. I for one appreciated the real world advice on ethical usage and will encourage my team to utilize this book as a guideline for providing clients with stratightforward advice on BYOD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars BYOD truth in simple terms May 5, 2013
By M. C.
Trying to get BYOD started at your organization? Validating your approach to BYOD with expert advice? Looking to put the finishing touches on your BYOD implementation? This guide is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very informative April 20, 2013
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i did not realize all of the issues that could come up with byod - Dan gives a thorough understanding of this for the workplace
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In this book, author Lohrmann does an excellent job of looking at the risks and rewards of using your own technology device at work. He succinctly explains the levels of BYOD maturity you can expect to find with different employers. From this breakdown, Lohrmann explains what risks you should be aware of and behaviors that help reduce your risks for each maturity level.

Dan also details ways that you can help your employer move up the maturity scale which is the best way to reduce both your risk and your employer's.

This book was very readable. Dan did not rely on technical jargon, so the book will be understandable to users and technicians alike. I highly recommend this book for folks like me who are new to the BYOD concept, as well as, those of you who are already in the trenches of the BYOD battle.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars BYOD Policy needed? Read me.
Very informative and helpful in establishing a core BYOD policy
Published 21 days ago by L. Keener
5.0 out of 5 stars BYOD For You - An Easy to Read Book on A Timely Subject!
A tricky subject usually relegated to security-minded personnel is now accessible to staff, technical and non-technical management through Dan Lohrmann's conversational manner in... Read more
Published on April 16, 2013 by Cathy Luders
5.0 out of 5 stars Think Twice About Using Your Own Device At Work
I found this to be a useful discussion of the benefits, challenges and risks for employees who choose to use their personal devices for work. Read more
Published on April 15, 2013 by C. Douglass Couto
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read EMPLOYEE guide to BYOD
Dan Lohrmann once again demonstrates his gift for writing with this latest book focussed on BYOD. His unique approach of talking not to the enterprise or security team but to the... Read more
Published on April 15, 2013 by Eric Green
4.0 out of 5 stars Timely and Informative
Dan Lohrmann has compiled precise information, geared to the average employee. This guide is what every employee needs to know to begin to determine what their company's policies... Read more
Published on April 14, 2013 by Brenda Fantroy-Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Security on Your Devices
Awesome book! I am a Computer Systems Engineer and I thought that I knew pretty much what I needed to know, but when I read the security section I found out how wrong I was. Read more
Published on April 14, 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Practical and Useful Advice
This is a very useful and practical publication, clearly and lucidly written and with a genuine warmth that made the overall reading experience a pleasure. Read more
Published on April 14, 2013 by shoemadp
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all smart device owners.
This is a must read for all those with personal smart devices, especially for all employees (volunteer and paid), for those in leadership, supervisory and management positions, and... Read more
Published on April 13, 2013 by TomF
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