A bring your own device policy can be a great thing for businesses that have with all of the necessary security precautions in place, but giving employees mobile freedom without endpoint security could be a huge worry for enterprises, according to one security expert at the NetIQ seminar, CSO reported

“If you take out your credit card and pay for a SaaS service, you can get around security,” Ian Yip, identity, security and governance business manager with security firm NetIQ, told attendees at a recent NetIQ security seminar. “Employees may buy it from Amazon or get it for free from Google Apps, then collaborate with colleagues using their own personal identities. But corporate doesn’t know about it, and they’re exposing corporate information into the cloud without IT knowing about it.”

Yip said there are holes that the security team has to take care of early on. Devices should be managed, according to CSO, ensuring BYOD, cloud computing solutions and other trends don't compromise security means. Mobile device management and other endpoint security tools should be used to control what is done and how the network is used.

Respecting employee privacy in a bring your own device policy is also important, according to John Herrema of Good Technology. He wrote in Forbes that this can still be done while keeping secure and will keep employees more productive.