Institute a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

Key Points

  • BYOD refers to allowing employees to use their personal devices, such as phones or laptops, to perform work functions.
  • Although BYOD programs have numerous benefits, there are security issues. For example, if the employee has confidential information on a personal device but lacks the appropriate security measures, important confidential data may be lost if the phone is missing or stolen.
  • To counteract the security issues created by allowing BYOD, work in conjunction with the IT department to create a policy that addresses BYOD to implement effective security measures on employees' personal devices before they are allowed to access confidential information.