In early October, the UK government updated a collection of guidance notes they had issued on ‘bring your own device’ initiatives (BYOD). Given the increase in employees using their personal devices to connect to their employers’ systems, employers in both the private and public sector will welcome this guidance.

The ‘BYOD Guidance: Executive Summary’ describes

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published guidance on ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD), given the tremendous increase in employees both connecting to, and seeking to be able to use their personal devices to connect to, their employers’ systems. The ICO reported that 47% of employees now use personal smartphones, laptops or tablets for work,

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is an escalating trend by which employees are using their own portable computing devices, including tablets and smart phones, to access their employer’s system and data. Employers are faced with the challenging question of whether they should permit BYOD or only permit employees to access their system and data through

This post was written by Amy S. Mushahwar. 

On July 11, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released Guidelines for Managing and Securing Mobile Devices in The Enterprise, its draft policy for securing mobile devices that will supplement its already-published general security recommendations for any IT technology. In these draft Guidelines, which