Compliance actions to take so B-Y-O-D doesn’t turn into t-r-o-u-b-l-e

If you thought taking away grandma’s car keys was tough, try prohibiting your colleagues from using their cell phones for work.

“You can never prohibit it today because it’s a work habit,” says Mike O’Shaughnessy, VP of guidance at Advisor Armor in Scottsdale, Ariz.

It is preferable to not allow employees to BYOD (bring their own devices to work), but it’s not realistic in most cases to prevent it, agrees Pamela Gupta, president

Although O’Shaughnessy’s not a fan of software that permits the wiping of devices, he recognizes the risks should a bad guy worm his way through a phone, tablet or laptop containing sensitive information and remotely connect to a business’s system. He provides examples of a BYOD acceptable use policyand a remote access control P&P.  MORE