The COVID-19 outbreak has seen a great many more people working from home, which in turn likely translates to an increased reliance on personal computers, tablets, phones or other devices. A recent program hosted as part of the 2020 American Association of Law Libraries Virtual Conference—”Bring Your Own Device: No Longer an Option”—looked at what that development meant for law firms, but what about corporate legal departments and their organizations?

To be sure, an influx of personal device use creates a unique challenge for companies attempting to safely maintain and account for the security of their data. Frank Gillman, a principal at Vertex Advisors Group, noted that a business rapidly expands the surface of its network when it brings personal devices into the mix. And the number of variables at play only increases from there.