Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Pitfalls Unveiled: Is Your Firm Prepared?
The increased adoption of convergent technologies by businesses predominantly is driven by the need to improve efficiency, collaboration, and service. The continuing demand from employees for mobile and more flexible working practices also plays a part.
However, there are still many business owners who fail to see the value of mobile device security because they believe that allowing employees to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) does not pose a threat to the company. A recent study suggests that two-thirds of business owners and employees now use personal mobile devices for work, and that 92% of respondents say they keep sensitive corporative data on smartphones and tablets which they use for work and personal use.
This perception makes companies more vulnerable to exploitation by employees and concomitantly by cyber-criminals and competitors. Theft or loss of a corporately connected mobile device has legal and financial consequences. A study revealed that one in five mobile users experienced a mobile 'threat' in 2014. This implies that BYOD protection is a critical security issue for corporations and their employees.
A panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will help firms better understand why Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Risks Remain a significant threat to most corporations and suggest how your firm can implement effective policies, procedures, and security to ensure the safety of corporate intellectual property, data, and employee monitoring and control while remaining compliant with existing laws.
Key topics include:
- Significant BYOD Trends
- Managing Concerns
- Data Security
- Data Privacy
- Legal Risk
- Compliance Risk
- Major Opportunities
- Best Practices in BYOD Adoption and Security
Julie A. Totten, Partner
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
- The increased prevalence of BYOD programs raises security challenges caused by loss or theft of the device, malware, and interaction with social media platforms.
- Employers are most concerned about protecting their trade secrets and confidential information.
- Employees are most concerned about how to maintain privacy of their personal information while using a BYO device.
- BYOD program may raise wage-and-hour issues, such as off-the-clock allegations and claims for expense reimbursements.
- eDiscovery becomes more challenging with BYOD programs due to issues with litigation holds and the intermingling of personal and business data.
- Employers adopting BYOD programs should consider having a comprehensive, written BYOD policy that will vary depending on the employer’s goals.
Peter F. McLaughlin, Of Counsel
- cybersecurity concerns and issues
- the new reality: we are mobile
- What is BYOD
- The alternative: COPE
- Security threats for mobile devices
- Common security problems
- Threats to mobile area
- Security vs. Data Privacy
- Security Game plan
- BYOD policies and agreements
- Legal issues
- EU Consideration
Neil Florio, Vice President, Marketing
MaaS360 by IBM
- BYOD programs are primarily opt-in from employees. What are some of the best practices to increase adoption and ultimately the success of the program?
- Users have a consumer expectation about the mobile experience on their device. What are some of the best practices to balance the need for security while enabling employees to be productive?
- There is a growing use of temporary and contract resources to support business needs. How can organizations address BYOD for workers that are not employees?
Who Should Attend:
- Employment and Labor Lawyers
- Privacy and Data Security Lawyers and Consultants
- HR Personnel
- Chief Information Officers
- Senior Management
- IT Officers
- Risk and Compliance Officers
- Chief Security Officers
- Public and Private Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Neil joined the team in 2011 to lead the marketing initiatives for MaaS360. He is responsible for executing data driven strategies, brand building activities, market segmentation, and demand generation campaigns. Through his leadership, Neil played a key role to help position MaaS360 as the best-in-class cloud enterprise mobility management solution in the market.
Prior to Fiberlink, Neil was the director of marketing for QlikTech, a leading provider of business analytics software, where he helped drive the rapid growth of the company, which led to the most successful IPO of 2010. While at QlikTech, the company added over 10,000 customers in just 3 years.
With over 20 years of experience in information technology and communications, Neil held various positions at Ulticom, L3 Communications, CSC, and General Electric.
Neil holds an MBA from Drexel University and a BS degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
Neil joined the team in 2011 to lead the marketing initiatives for MaaS360. He is responsible for executing data driven …
Peter F. McLaughlin is of counsel with DLA Piper LLP (US) and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology practice as well as the Data Protection, Privacy & Security practice. He is also a member of the HealthCare, Life Sciences, and Technology sector teams. Peter advises US and international clients on their handling of personal information, with particular emphasis on new technologies, international data transfers and the privacy and security of health data. Peter received his J.D. from Georgetown Law Center and was the senior articles editor for the journal, Law & Policy in International Business. He earned his bachelor's degree from Columbia University.
Peter F. McLaughlin is of counsel with DLA Piper LLP (US) and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property & …
Julie Totten is the partner in charge of Orrick’s Sacramento Office and the Sacramento Employment Law and Litigation group, which was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder. Julie, who has more than 20 years’ experience representing companies in high stakes employment litigation, is honored to be a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment and she also serves as a Council Member of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section. Julie has achieved significant results for her clients and in 2014 she was recognized by Legal 500 as someone who "truly understands corporate politics and works with in-house counsel to understand the intersections of legal advice and business objectives."
Julie Totten is the partner in charge of Orrick’s Sacramento Office and the Sacramento Employment Law and Litigation group, which …
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About MaaS360 by IBM
MaaS360 by IBM is the trusted enterprise mobility management solution to thousands of customers worldwide - from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We make working in a mobile world simple and safe by delivering comprehensive mobile security and management for applications, documents, email, and devices. Instantly web accessible, MaaS360 is easy to use and maintain and provides the flexibility organizations need to fully embrace mobility in every aspect of their business. Backed by the most responsive support in the industry, we put customers first by providing them with the best user experience for IT and employees. To learn more go to https://www.maas360.com.
About DLA Piper
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.
About Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving clients in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially oriented legal advice and fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration with our clients, among our lawyers and staff and within our communities. Founded in San Francisco a century and a half ago, Orrick today is named by Law360 as one of the “Global 20” leading firms. With approximately 1,000 lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia, our platform offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and consistent global quality across our key market locations.