Toolkit-to-Support-Federal-Agencies-Implementing-Bring-Your-Own-Device-BYOD-Programs_500x639-312x400The 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)! 

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.

Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob is the CEO and Founder of Clearwater Compliance. He has 25 years of experience in the Healthcare industry, and his experience includes managing some of the world’s largest HR, benefits and healthcare databases, requiring the highest levels of security and privacy. Mr. Chaput continues to expand and update his knowledge base on HIPAA-HITECH compliance through postgraduate study, earning professional certifications and participating in professional healthcare and other organizations.