BYOD, or, Bring Your Own Device is a provision that allows employees to use their personal devices for work-related purposes.

Among these activities are accessing emails, connecting to the company network, and able to access corporate apps and data. Smartphones are the most common mobile device that employees bring to work, but they also bring their own tablets, laptops, and USB drives.

The increased use of personal devices encourages businesses to implement BYOD policies. BYOD is intended to ensure that employees use strong security practices when connecting to the company network, not simply to eliminate the need for employees to carry two phones.

A BYOD policy defines what the company considers an acceptable use of technology, how to use it, and how to safeguard the business from cyber threats like ransomware, School Management System, hacking, and data breaches. It is critical to have a well-defined BYOD policy in place, as well as an understanding of the risks and benefits of BYOD in the organization.