A Gartner Inc. Executive Program survey predicts that 50% of companies will require employees to provide their own devices for their jobs by 2017. If your employees use their own mobile phones to do work, it’s quite possible your company’s confidential information walks out the door every night. This raises cybersecurity concerns for a company’s intellectual property and confidential trade secrets. The need to secure a company’s protected information must also be balanced with an employee’s right to privacy. However, technology continues to push the expectation of worker productivity to wearable technologies (Apple Watch, anyone?). Does your company employ a BYOD policy? Are you confident that your company’s information is secure?
Make sure you join us on October 29 for our annual Labor & Employment and Benefits seminar starting at 8 a.m. We’ll help you understand the elements of a successful BYOD policy and how to balance employee privacy risks against the need to safeguard your company’s confidential information.