Adopting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy is sensible for most businesses. Employees like the freedom to choose the phones and tablets they prefer for work use and employers can lower the IT capital expenditure by not supplying mobile equipment.
BYOD is not without security risks though. To help organisations understand the key concerns and minimise the potential problems, GOV.UK have published updated guidance on the best ways to give employees BYOD flexibility whilst protecting important company information.
This guidance is for organisations considering a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) approach, and describes the key security aspects to consider in order to maximise the business benefits of BYOD whilst minimising the risks. It also provides a useful reminder for those already implementing a BYOD approach. It should be used to inform risk management decisions for BYOD deployments.
The full GOV.UK information is available on their website.