While many think using bring your own device within a company will create more security risks, Rob May wrote on Wired.com that it may actually make the network more secure due to the reduction of errors.

"If employees are able to choose the device with which they are most comfortable, it stands to reason they will also commit fewer errors when using that device," May said. "Moreover, if employees use the same BYOD hardware for personal and professional tasks, they will develop additional competence with the devices that will further reduce the likelihood of user error."

May said there is thus far no study or change in rates of error before and after adopting BYOD, but it is safe to assume that there is some level of error reduced on these devices just by how familiar users are with them. While BYOD will not make data invulnerable, when combined with good policies and training it can be a useful program for a company.

One thing that would be useful in a BYOD policy is the ability to monitor what employees are doing in some ways. NextGov quoted Keren Cummins, nCircle's director of federal markets, who said monitoring the network on a day-to-day basis is important, and companies should use mobile device management to help out on this front.