Mobile Devices: Remote Wipe Policy Helps Protect Business Data

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With BYOC programs on the rise and personal mobile devices rapidly infiltrating the workplace, sensitive business data is at risk. The devices and the data stored on them are more easily lost and this info can more easily fall into the wrong hands.


If your IT policy allows workers to connect to enterprise networks to access and store data, you should enact and enforce a remote wipe policy. Remote wiping allows you to delete everything stored on a mobile device so that private data remains so. Putting this policy in place keeps workers aware of the fact that their personal mobile devices' memory can be erased at any time should the need arise.


Looking for a place to start when it comes to creating your own policy? Take a look at Info-Tech Research Group's Personal Mobile Device Remote Wipe Waiver. The template provides what you need to:

  • Explain IT's right to remotely wipe personal mobile device memory if deemed necessary for security.
  • Create a codified agreement between the end user and IT that can be referred to should the need arise.


Create a policy for your organization that balances the growing popularity of BYOC with the need for data security.


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