BYOD Policy Essentials

June 27, 2013

Implementing a BYOD policy requires contribution and involvement from all the functional departments. The policy has to establish rules on how software/apps are controlled and monitored.

Elements of a BYOD Policy

Employee-Owned Device: Define what constitutes an “Employee-Owned” device in an enterprise. State the liability of the device in case of theft/loss. Create a list of accepted devices & Operating Systems

User’s Roles & Privileges: Define the responsibilities with a BYOD policy. The responsibility of the employee in case of device theft/loss, privacy levels to the user should be stated in the policy. Privileges with respect to privacy & monitor will vary depending on the position of the employee. Define the BYOD eligibility based on location, line of business, and seniority.

Back-up Solutions: The policy has to specify acceptable backup solutions that are compliant with corporate security policies.

Built-In feature control: Define the ways the built in features of the mobile device will be controlled like photos, videos, audios.

User Safety: The BYOD policy has to define means of user safety in the event of any injury while using the device.

Device Controls: Define scenarios during part replacements; call reimbursements, device surrender in case of employee exits, overseas travel of the employee with the device, and sharing device/data with family members.

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