Recent research has suggested that many organizations lack sufficient policies to support the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend.
Elements of a comprehensive BYOD policy
Recent research has suggested that many organizations lack sufficient policies to support the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend. That raises the question: What does a comprehensive BYOD policy look like? Jon Hyman, a partner in the Labor & Employment group of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, wrote an article for Workforce in which he analyzed one sample BYOD policy written for The HR Capitalist by Kris Dunn.
Dunn's policy addressed several issues including a company's policy for reimbursement and whether the business would provide any company-owned devices. However, Hyman criticized the policy for lacking in the crucial area of mobile device security.
What mobile device management policies should address
• Which devices will be permitted: Will the company support all smartphones or only specific platforms? Does BYOD extend to other devices such as laptops and tablets?
"Any successful BYOD program results from a synergy among the C-suite, legal, IT, HR, and risk management," Hyman wrote. "Involve all of these departments to make sure that your BYOD program is successful, and addresses all necessary security issues."
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