Bring your own device

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is where an employee is encouraged to bring in their own device so that they can use it for work. Although it may save the employer money, it also has its pitfalls. BYOD needs to two policies to be effective:

  • Acceptable Use Policy (AUP): An AUP outlines what the employee can do with the device during the working day; for example, they will not be allowed to play games or surf their personal email. If this is not acceptable, then the BYOD fails at the first hurdle and employees cannot bring their devices to work.
  • Onboarding policy: The onboarding policy would ensure that the device coming into the company's network is fully patched and secure before being attached to the network.
  • Offboarding ...

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