Answering these questions clearly and authoritatively creates an environment where everyone understands what is (and isn’t) permitted. Even if an organization decides to prohibit BYOD, that stance should be communicated.
2. Configure Device Encryption
All modern mobile devices offer some form of device encryption. This technology is crucial to protecting the security of data stored on the device by rendering it unreadable to anyone who lacks the necessary password.
Implementing encryption on all mobile devices means that someone who comes into possession of a lost or stolen device can’t access its stored data, protecting sensitive information from prying eyes.
BYOD policies should mandate the use of device encryption on all personally owned devices and provide IT teams with the authorization to verify that encryption is in place on a regular basis.
3. Centralize Management of Mobile Devices
Most organizations already use a mobile device management (MDM) solution to control the configuration of corporate-owned devices.