Spotlight: Small businesses embrace BYOD despite security worries

Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council share BYOD thoughts with Washington Post

Small business owners are moving ahead with BYOD despite security concerns, according to interviews with members of the Young Entrepreneur Council conducted by the Washington Post. Raphael Ouzan, chief technology officer and founder of New York-based BillGuard, said that it can be "counterproductive" for companies to force employees to use corporate devices. Matthew Ackerson, founder of New York-based Saber Blast, said that small business owners should "embrace" BYOD despite the risk that employees will use their devices to play Angry Birds all day. And Matt Mickiewicz, co-founder of Vancouver-based, said that his firm is open to employees bringing their own devices "so long as their use is in line with our security policies and procedures," he said. Read more.