What should you include in your BYOD agreement with employees?
By Fred Donovan
As more enterprises move to a BYOD environment, IT departments are scrambling to develop and deploy BYOD policies.
A key part of such a policy is an agreement spelling out the company's rights and the employee's responsibilities when using personal mobile devices at work.
Here is a checklist for that agreement prepared by the Security for Business Innovation Council and detailed in an infographic prepared by StudyWeb.com.
The BYOD agreement, which is a legal document, should confirm the company's right to monitor and wipe personal devices, if required.
The agreement should require the employee to use a corporate account for cloud data storage and to report a lost or stolen device within a specific time period. In addition, the accord should spell out that employees are responsible for backing up personal data in case the device needs to be wiped.
The agreement should make clear that if an employee installs an app that is prohibited, known as blacklisting, or if an employee jailbreaks or roots his or her device, then network access for the employee would be disabled.
The legal document should set out clear lines of responsibility for device support, costs and maintenance. The employee should be required to remove apps when IT requests it. And there needs to be clear consequences for violations of the agreement.
With such a BYOD agreement in place, CIOs and IT departments can rest easier at night about letting employees bring their personal devices to work.
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