Employees often demand to use their own electronic devices to interact with the companies’ systems. Given the 24-hour demands of our ever-connected society and the ubiquitous nature of such devices, allowing employees to use such devices can be attractive — even tempting — for the employer. Such employer permission and employee permitted use, however, brings significant and often difficult security issues that must be considered to mitigate security risks.
In a featured article in the April 2012 issue of of the journal from Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC Docket), Ronald I. Raether (FI&C Attorney) and Henry Horbaczewski (Reed Elsevier Inc.’s General Counsel) identify the unique security issues and provide concrete and practical advice to help mitigate the security risks. BYOD: Know the Privacy and Security Issues Before Inviting Employee-Owned Devices to the Party https://www.ficlaw.com/site/people/partners/Links/Raether/Rir_byod.PDF.