In pictures: 12 BYOD disaster scenarios

Everyone seems to be jumping on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) bandwagon, but it's a bumpy ride. There are many ways to fall off and get a bloody nose (or worse). As the BYOD reality catches up to the hype, here are 12 very real disaster scenarios.

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Lost Phone....for weeks

In the early days of BYOD, companies felt they had a silver bullet for lost or stolen smartphones: the full remote wipe. Any critical data on that device would be wiped away. There's just one problem. People misplace their phones all the time, and so they'll take every measure to find it before calling IT to hit the remote wipe.

Their reluctance to report the lost phone could span days, even weeks - meaning for all that time, corporate data could have been compromised.

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