I’ve always been amazed by insurance companies in litigation. Despite the fact that a ruling in one particular case went badly for them, they usually won’t appeal it. Even if it’s clear that their insured is worse off as a result. Even when it’s obvious that the ruling was contrary to law. Even if there’s a near certainty of victory in a higher court.
They have a reason: it makes more sense to endure one (or more) bad ruling than to risk the bad ruling becoming a bad law.
Believe it or not, the same principle applies to your office’s security policies, especially any policy you have addressing “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD). While I generally feel that any policy is better than no policy, the wrong policy can actually be quite destructive. It can decrease employee satisfaction, decrease productivity, increase costs, and even increase your security risks.
So it’s a no brainer. You need the right BYOD Policy for your law firm. What is the right BYOD Policy for your firm, you ask (even if you didn’t)? It’s probably different for your firm than the next. Here’s how to create the right BYOD policy for your law firm: (more…)
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