If I’m choosing to put work data on a personal device, I’m OK with work having the ability to wipe that data. Until mobile OSes have fine-grained wipes, a nuclear hammer it is.
I just made sure I kept everything always backed up so I could restore my personal stuff.
Cisco knows a thing or two about security and did not require VPNs to access email or company messaging on mobile devices. Presumably those go over TLS anyway.
They did require strong passcodes and a device profile that allowed them to remote wipe lost devices.
Each point is crap:
#1 – My office barely communicated while IN office, communication has had to go up.
#2 – Am I doing my job? Yes? Then that’s all the trust my managers need.
#3 – Commuting anywhere near Boston sucks.
#4 – Already don’t belong due to age and education level.
Been thinking about this in UK academia recently. So many of us are expected to use our personal phones - we need apps for two factor, to access services, campus alerts, etc. Yet asking for a 'work phone' seems anathema. If it's essential to your job, your job should supply it.