Top 10 Tips to help you plan your BYOD Strategy


Like most IT departments you are probably facing increasing pressure from users to implement a BYOD strategy. But where do you start?

Here we share our Top Ten Tips – a quick blog post today, we hope you find it useful.

  1. Who are you opening up your BYOD policy to, all users? senior users only?
  2. What level of access will each of these users need?
  3. What applications will be accessible? Suggest you start small and build up
  4. Will you be providing internet access, application access or both?
  5. If you are allowing sensitive data on personal devices how will you protect that data?
  6. How will you secure the personal devices accessing the network – encryption, password protection, remote wipe etc. Consider the minimum set of security requirements you’ll need.
  7. How will your policy protect users own personal data on their personal devices – is this something you’ll take responsibility for?
  8. How will you protect the devices themselves?
  9. Consider your responsibilities for reimbursing users – will you consider any compensation for some of the cost of the devices used? (or the network operating costs)
  10. Make sure permissions are enforced and followed up, and that you know which devices are /are no longer accessing the company network.

Keep an eye on this blog for our following topics on:

Why access control is important in a BYOD Strategy.

Providing guest access as part of your BYOD Strategy.

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