Should your employees bring their own device?

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As the prominence of mobile technology continues to grow, the need for employees to have access to work around the clock has also increased.  A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program can provide employees the flexibility they want, while saving your company money and hassle. 

Here are 5 ways that your company can successfully implement a BYOD program:

1. Use it as a perk
You have to be selective with the employees that are trusted with a BYOD program.  Use it as a reward for trustworthy and dependable employees.  This will send a positive message to other employees hoping to be a part of the flexible BYOD program.

2.  Separate business and personal
Train your employees to keep all of their work and personal information separate on their device.  It is important they still follow work cybersecurity policies while on a BYOD device.  They also should keep all of their work and personal databases separate.

3.  Remote Data Deletion Policy
Make sure that you have a policy in place for remotely deleting data off of a personal device.  For security purposes, it is important for your company to be able to delete sensitive company data if the employee quits suddenly or loses their device.  Make sure that you have a signed agreement with every BYOD employee giving you permission for remote-deletion.

4.  Security
The responsibility of maintaining the security of a BYOD program falls on both your employees and your business.  Be sure that a trusted antivirus program is installed on the device.  Provide a security checklist for the employee including update lists and detailed password regulations.

5.  Formal policy
For a BYOD program to work efficiently, you will need to create a formal policy outlining acceptable device use.  It should outline rules and consequences surrounding personal devices being used for company business.

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