BYOD: Can everyone bring toys to the office?

The ever-changing situation – we are now in the process of returning to the work-place. Of great importance now is checking how your business controls the flow of critical data in the to and fro between the office and remote working from home.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the practice of allowing your employees to use their own computers, smartphones, or other devices for work purposes.

Whether you have an IT department (as large companies do), an IT contractor (as midsize companies do) or you try to juggle technology for yourself (as small companies do), BYOD represents a security nightmare. You can’t completely prevent your employees from accidentally uploading nasties like viruses or other malicious software onto their machines; or visiting dodgy websites.

So the challenge was, as Covid19 happened, businesses quickly had to restructure and mobilise their staff to work from home. Now that the lid is starting to lift, business owners are considering how to return the workplace to relative normality. Specifically, how should those businesses regard the use of personal equipment and company data.

On that note we are pleased to offer you your own BYOD policy document template.

This comes to you courtesy of trusted HHBA legal advisor, Michael from Illisi. This document is yours to download and adapt. Michael can further advise on fine tuning your policies and procedures.

The key to successful BYOD is a comprehensive policy, plus some good technology to back it up.

ABCOM are happy to technically advise on BYOD in relation to your business. If you want to get back in control, we are here to help. We have the know-how.

Contact us on 01444 871200 or email