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BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) Policies

BYOD Policy Writers

As organisations continue to adopt cloud-based office services such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, information is now accessible from most internet-enabled mobile devices. While this can increase productivity, access to information (and being on call 24/7!) there are multiple security considerations to be aware of.

Organisations must also consider how and when users access these devices, what is acceptable and unacceptable in terms of use, and whether they even support BYOD (bring your own device).

What is a “Device” in BYOD?

A device can range from a Laptop to a tablet to a mobile phone, VR headsets, and essentially anything that can access organisational information.

Why Have BYOD Policies?

When employees use personal devices to access company data, they might not have the same level of security as in the controlled environment of the office. This vulnerability can lead to unauthorised access to sensitive information, putting the organisation at risk of data breaches and compliance issues.

Many of our clients request policy frameworks drawing clear lines between what is acceptable BYOD and what constitutes a security or other risk. One of the primary concerns is the risk of data breaches and cyber threats.

What Do BYOD Policies Contain?

We write your policies based on your guidance and security stance on BYOD.  

Examples of policy content are:

  • BYOD certain devices
  • Limitations on information accessed
  • Limitations on downloadable information
  • Sharing and access to devices
  • Loss or theft procedure for personal devices containing organisational information
  • Using devices in public places
  • Using own devices as part of Business Continuity Planning

Post BYOD Policy Writing

Implementing a comprehensive BYOD policy also entails educating employees on the importance of cybersecurity best practices.

This includes regular updates and patches for their devices, safe browsing habits, and awareness of phishing and other cyber threats.

Employees should also be trained on how to securely access and store company data on their devices and what to do in case of loss or theft.

How We Can Help

For the last five years, we’ve been writing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies for organisations of all sizes, including government agencies. This experience puts us in a unique position to help guide you through the structure and content necessary to ensure your BYOD strategy is effective and secure.

If you would like assistance writing your BYOD policy or any other workplace policies, please complete the form below, and we will be in touch to discuss how we can help you.


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