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The options before you are pretty good. Your manager says you can use OWA to get to email without the MDM install, so you can do that, or if it's more useful to you overall you can let them install it and incur a low risk of something going wrong. I have had things like this installed on my phones in the past and it's been fine. I think people are way too ...


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I'm going to try and provide a different insight then the answers here. Do you, in your current position, need to access data from your mobile for any given item? My company has the same policy as yours, but I told them if they enforce them I would delete all my company data of my phone (Such as email, slack) and only allow the program on my work laptop, ...


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the security team is requiring that **anyone who wants access** to any organization resources on his/her personal phone or tablet install This isn't a serious request or requirement. If it was vital to reach you, the company would be providing a company cell phone or tablet. If you've been getting by without having this sort of access, then you don't need ...


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There's nothing wrong with a sandboxed phone app I mean that in two ways. First, the phone "app" is sandboxing all the company data within the app. Presumably it's tunneling its connection through a VPN (because not doing so would be stupid). This means that no other app on your phone can surveil company data, because it's all inside this sandbox. ...


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From your company's perspective, this is standard operating procedure for a BYOD ("bring your own device") infrastructure. I am typically on the other side, advising and supporting customers in setting up MDM (I'm a security architect). First, technical details: I'm familiar with a number of MDM systems, but not this one. But if set up in BYOD mode, the ...


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DEFINITELY DO NOT install any software on your device which could encrypt your device. If the device is encrypted, then, if your company wants, they can just change the encryption key on you and now your phone is bricked forever, and they can do this for any reason; heck, if you happen to piss off the IT guy one day he can just go back and brick your phone ...


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It might sound silly, but have you considered buying a separate phone for work? Would spending $200 for a refurbished phone plus the annual cost of an additional line ($100-200) be worth it to you? Your cost is probably less than the business's to provide you a phone with service. If it is not worth it, this is a good justification for not spending your ...


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I also asked what would happen if I don't install the software (it has also been stated that installation of WorkSpace ONE is optional), and my manager says I can still use OWA to access my email outside work. My concern is that, although optional, there will be a time when someone needs to reach out to me after hours, and I will be faulted for ...


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You don't have to login to the account your OS to read email. You can access emails in browser (sometimes you have to enable "desktop mode", sometimes not). Sometimes that kind of access does not require the remove management software. That enables you to be connected in emergency case, but the phone will not spit notifications while you are doing your out-...


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My concern is that, although optional, there will be a time when someone needs to reach out to me after hours, and I will be faulted for not having the software on my phone. If that time comes, they can just buy you a new phone/tablet. Either way, it's their decision, their fault.


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It's good your company has started the practice of trying to control what happens with company information. If your phone gets stolen, they can wipe the company email from it to protect the company. Good on them. My company ensures this policy in a different way. If you want to install your work email on your phone, you'll have to accept IT can wipe the ...


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Segregate Work and Personal Phones A simple and best advise is to keep personal and work phones separate, and it should take care of most of the concerns which one may possibly encounter in scenarios like this. If your employer doesn't provide you with a phone/smartphone, just get a cheap/usable enough smartphone for work related communications.


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Just comply with it and install the thing on your phone Stand your ground and don't install it on your personal device Tell someone (your manager?) that they should give employees work phones. If they are happy to do it, all is good. Else, refer to the other two suggestions I don't see what else you can do. I, for myself, would NEVER let them install this ...


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It's a great time to do the reasonable and explain that if the company expects to be able to reach you on a mobile phone then they should provide one. If they don't care enough to shell out for 50-100 USD refurbished android, problem solved, you are now free of using personal phones for work purposes. While I am personally not against doing a bit of work ...


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When you say "use your code in your resume" you probably mean "brag about your (small) part in integrating the new building's tech." Don't include the actual code in your resume, duh. You probably have a section of your resume that mentions individual accomplishments. Say something like this: I created a Python module to help interface the company-wide ...


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