It’s no secret that offices today look nothing like they did even 10 years ago. Technology is changing how we work, offering innovative new ways to collaborate, communicate, and complete tasks. With those new advantages, though, also comes a new set of risks. When businesses are implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices), it’s crucial that they take the right steps to keep data secure.
As with any business process, you can’t just jump into BYOD. You need to work with a technology partner to determine the most secure and effective ways to implement BYOD to reflect your unique business requirements. Creating a strategic plan that includes procedures, policies and security protocols is essential to ensure that your team gains the mobility they need without ever compromising client or business data.
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Protection Working with comprehensive security solutions is the best way to keep your technology and devices protected. Information should be encrypted and you need reliable, easy-to-access backups of essential resources and data. New capabilities such as duel-factor authentication and remote wiping capabilities make it not only harder for cyber criminals to gain access to your devices, but also allow you to erase sensitive information remotely in the case of a lost or stolen device.
Persistence Devices and processes should be regularly tested to seek out vulnerabilities or potential flaws. It’s also important to continue talking to employees about the risks they face with BYOD, and the ways to stay safe when using devices outside of the office, such as: Avoiding public Wi-Fi, never clicking on links or downloads that you’re not expecting, and never sending sensitive information over Email.