Are Mobile Devices Putting Your Workplace at Risk?

Are Mobile Devices Putting Your Workplace at Risk?

How many devices find their way into your office every day? In this age of mobile devices, it’s no surprise for each of your employees to have everything from a smartphone or tablet, to wearable technology like a Fitbit. Depending on the type of device, you’ll want to ensure that you have every opportunity to secure it so that it doesn’t become a security problem later on down the road.

The reasoning for doing so is simple; the more devices on your network, the more opportunities that a hacker has to gain entrance to it. If you don’t maintain who can or cannot access your network with specific devices, you could be leaving the backdoor open to any number of threats out there. Therefore, you need to take a multilayered approach to network security for mobile devices, and it all starts with a Bring Your Own Device strategy.

Bring your Own Device, or BYOD, aims to manage the risk of employees bringing their own devices to the office without sacrificing the privilege of doing so. Some of the major features of BYOD are great ways to augment mobile device security for your organization, so here are a couple of them to consider:

Blacklisting and Whitelisting Apps
The apps downloaded to your device have a lot to do with your business’ security. There are apps out there that are known to cause security discrepancies for your organization, so it makes sense that your business has a way to keep undesired apps off of your devices. By blacklisting and whitelisting apps, you can control your devices to an extent, keeping known threats off of smartphones and tablets.

Remote Wiping
Losing a device is a worst-case scenario for a lot of organizations. Not only do you risk the device falling into the hands of someone who refuses to return it, but you also risk the data on the device being compromised. In any case, you should enable the option to remotely wipe any lost, misplaced, or stolen devices so that they can’t be accessed by malicious actors. This way, you preserve the right to protect company data while still allowing employees to use and access their devices.

Let’s start talking about implementing your BYOD policy. Infracore LLC can help your organization implement a solution that’s ideal for your specific needs. To learn more, call us today at (858) 509-1970.

 

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