Factors to consider before creating a well-defined BYOD policy

Factors to consider before creating a well-defined BYOD policy
The Siliconreview
17 Decemebr, 2019

In recent times people are connected to more than one device daily. Gone is the time when laptops or personal computers were exclusive for office work. The capabilities of smartphones, tablets, and laptops have grown exponentially to reach the level of a work PC. These advancements made way for a business-boosting technological concept known as BYOD or Bring Your Own Device. This allows the employees of the company to work efficiently on their personal devices. Ultimate benefits of BYOD are the facilitation of the IT department, budget cuts for software and hardware, and productivity boost. Lots of security issues can arise when mobile users lose their device and this can give others unauthorized access to corporate data.

There are ways to protects BYOD devices and organize remote access to corporate data. VPN protection is an integral part of a BYOD solution because it provides security and provides remote access to data. A VPN connection is known to be encrypted and it is difficult to undermine it. Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) allows employees to connect their devices to directly access their PC through remote desktop capabilities. A remote digital corporate environment can be set up using a cloud platform. Bring Your Own Device must be prepared without any loopholes and it must be well defined.