Be Prepared for the Post-Holiday BYOD Deluge

Amanda White
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Survey Exposes Concerns About Employee Privacy for BYOD

BYOD is here to stay; we cover it quite a bit here on IT Business Edge, and for good reason. With the new reality of employees bringing their devices and using them in the workplace, it adds a whole new level of risk that the organization needs to address.

Our own Carl Weinschenk looks at BYOD in the health care setting, and how unprepared most hospitals are for handling employees using their smartphones and other mobile devices for professional communications. The HIPAA issues alone are a good enough reason to get a better handle on BYOD security.

As well, in a recent post, Kachina Shaw outlines several tips to help organizations stay on top of the deluge of new tablets and smartphones that are about to infiltrate the workplace thanks to Santa. These tips include getting partners on board, creating a custom BYOD policy and familiarizing yourself with your users’ devices.

This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve written about BYOD and it won’t be the last because you can’t be too prepared in the event of a network security breach. For that reason, the IT Downloads library has a ton of tools that you can customize to address your organization’s specific security concerns. Use the ones below to get started.

Network Security Policy for Portable Computers: Make sure that your network security plans include steps to protect the network from infected laptops. Effective security always starts with a sound and comprehensive policy.

Password Security, Protection and Management: Strong passwords are crucial because cyber criminals can assemble the information you share online and use it to inflict harm on your finances, reputation and career.

Job Description: Senior Security Engineer: For an organization-wide security program to be effective, first it must be carefully engineered. This job description will help you evaluate candidates for the vital position of Senior Security Engineer.



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