Learn These 5 BYOD Rules to Cure Your BYOD Skeptism

Last Updated on February 10, 2021

Because BYOD is an emerging trend that allows employees to work on their own devices, BYOD rules are critical to understand. While relieving IT of significant financial and management burdens, a bring your own technology policy should be declared.  In order to successfully implement a BYOD platform, corporations must have policies in place to define processes, rights and responsibilities.

Core BYOD Rules to Know and Implement

Set acceptable use policy.  Administrators must define what activities are acceptable while employees are connected to the corporate network, what employees can access, and what is safe to download. Hosting a bring your own device classroom can help immensely with this.

Create a process for disabling users.  It is necessary for administrators to have the ability to remove access to corporate email, Wi-Fi and VPN when an end user leaves the company. Removing internal apps and corporate content from devices when an end user leaves will prevent data leaks.

Establish guidelines for the types of devices allowed.  Determine what devices are allowed to access your network, and which operating systems you are going to support.  Without a business-device plan taking into account these BYOD concerns, every employee could potentially have a different phone, operating system, and version of apps.

Enforce security for compliance. A strict security policy protects the organization’s systems and information from illicit use.  If left unmanaged, BYOD in the workplace can lead to loss of control and data loss. The right network security strategies and policies will secure your environment.

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