Even the most professionally run businesses, including law firms, occasionally run into times of crisis.
In the specific example of a law firm, crises can arise in many forms, like issues that compromise operations, financial dilemmas, and ultimately, problems that threaten or damage the integrity and reputation of a firm.
Entertaining thoughts of potential predicaments can be uncomfortable, not to mention daunting. However, as is the case in any type of disaster scenario, it is best to have an anticipatory plan of action in place before catastrophe occurs. Doing so can be the difference between putting out the fire and fanning the flames in times of crisis.
Strategies for securely implementing bring your own device (BYOD) policies have been formalised in an extensive document recently published by the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) that outlines business cases, regulatory obligations and legislation relevant to securely implanting BYOD.
The document, entitled Risk Management of Enterprise Mobility including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), aims to help readers understand and mitigate the "significant risks associated with using devices for work-related purposes that have the potential to expose sensitive data", according to its authors.
DSD has long held primacy in information-security matters, offering technical certification of products for use in secure environments and offering IT-security guidance for government and non-government bodies through publications such as its Information Security Manual (ISM).