How to Turn BYOD Security Risks to Your Advantage - Slide 2

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Your company’s BYOD aficionados are familiar with public cloud services, and chances are, they really like them. For backing up family photos, storing music, and sharing personal files, the consumer cloud is a great option. However, for accessing and collaborating over corporate documents, public cloud services can’t deliver the necessary security. IT can’t simply outlaw consumer-grade services like Dropbox; instead, you must give your employees tools that mimic the interfaces with which they are familiar and give you the visibility to maintain security.

Like most IT security risks, one of the greatest concerns of enterprises today can be hard to spot – at first. The small, rectangular outline in an employee’s shirt pocket. The nearly flat case slipped into a worker’s bag beside his laptop. The increasing amount of business being conducted on touchscreens. These are recognizable signs of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend and the latest nightmare keeping CIOs awake at night. Which documents are being downloaded to these mobile devices? Which ones are being forwarded outside of the organization or synced to a cloud service? And how can IT ensure data protection on smartphones and tablets not managed by the organization?

CIOs need to answer these questions now, before one of the greatest advances in productivity – BYOD – becomes one of the easiest ways to lose control over your company’s intellectual property. This slideshow features steps that IT should take to prepare for BYOD, as identified by Ryan Kalember, chief product officer at WatchDox.

 

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