This entry is part 27 of 60 in the series HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Tips

The Federal CIO Council (CIOC) was charged to develop government-wide bring-your-own-device (BYOD) guidance based on lessons learned from successful BYOD programs launched at forward-leaning agencies. In August 2012,  Toolkit to Support Federal Agencies Implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Programs was published.  While we believe good risk management programs should transcend specific point solutions, this toolkit may be of use to organizations wrestling with BYOD issues.   Here’s today’s big tip – Learn from the Federal CIO Council (CIOC)! 

 

HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Tips

A Toolkit to Support Federal Agencies Implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Programs

Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) is the yet again another heated security issue in a growing number of organizations. The Federal CIO Council released a BYOD resource toolkit for agencies contemplating BYOD programs.

While commercial organizations are not obligated to follow government guidance and standards, the toolkit represents a good starting point with key considerations, case studies and five sample policies covering different scenarios at the end. While government focused, of course, the lessons and recommendations are generally applicable to private entities in full measure.

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Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob Chaput is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management, and is one of the industry’s leading authorities in healthcare information security today. As a leading authority safeguarding health data, Chaput has supported hundreds of hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity threats and ensure patient safety.