Definitions Edit

Mobile phones Edit

Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) is

[a] type of rate plan offered by some mobile phone and VoIP service providers, for customers who want to use their own existing mobile phone or VoIP device, respectively, when they sign up with a new service provider. BYOD plans typically have no term commitment, no early termination fee, and possibly even a lower monthly recurring charge than the service provider's other plans, all of these concessions made possible by the service provider's not having to incorporate a subsidy for a "free" instrument into the rate plan.[1]

Work-related Edit

Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) (also called Employee-Owned Information System) is

a concept that allows employees to utilize their personally-owned technology devices to stay connected to, access data from, or complete tasks for their organizations. At a minimum, BYOD programs allow users to access employer-provided services and/or data on their personal tablets/eReaders, smartphones, and other devices. This could include laptop/desktop computers. . . .[2]
the policy that allows employees to bring personally-owned devices — including laptops, smart phones and tablets — to their workplace and to use those devices to access the company's applications and data.[3]

Risks Edit

Significant risks of allowing BYOB include:

BYOD policy Edit

At a minimum, the BYOD policy should cover the following:

References Edit

  1. NSTAC Report to the President on Cloud Computing, at C-1.
  2. Bring Your Own Device: A Toolkit to Support Federal Agencies Implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Programs, at 3 n.1.
  3. Cybersecurity Best Practices Guide, at 29.

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