The BYOD horse is out of the barn: Implementing the right mobile policy for your organization

Striking the proper balance between security, productivity and privacy is the key to establishing a successful mobile device policy

Part 1 of this series discussed how the proliferation of mobile devices at home and in the workplace results in new risks that today’s modern in house counsel must understand and address. Part 2 explained the legal and financial risks in more detail, as well as some of the consequences of not proactively guarding against those risks. In this final part of the series, I’ll provide a framework for implementing the right mobile policy for your organization.

People, policies & technology


A blind spot for many lawyers is the tendency to focus on crafting written policies to mitigate risk without giving much thought to the importance of implementing the right technology. Organizations without mobile security technology are often forced to draft strict written policies that are difficult to enforce. On the other hand, deploying the right suite of mobile security technology can provide organizations with the flexibility to implement enforceable policies that enhance security without unnecessarily sacrificing worker productivity, privacy interests and employee morale.

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Matt Nelson

Matthew Nelson is an attorney and legal technology expert with Symantec who has spent the past 15 years helping organizations address a wide array of...

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