How to Approach Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
BYOD stands for “Bring Your Own Device,” which refers to employees bringing their own mobile, tablet, laptop, or other computer devices to work. As personal smartphones are ubiquitous in our lives, many employees expect to use personal smartphones and mobile devices at work.
BYOD poses potential security and organizational challenges, especially since it is not realistic for most employers to demand employees leave their mobile devices at home. BYOD security can be addressed by having IT provide detailed security requirements for each type of personal device used in the workplace and connected to the organization’s network. This policy is often best paired with an organization’s Acceptable Use Policy.