Does your business have an internet usage policy? More importantly, are your employees aware of it? Employee errors are the leading cause of data breaches. From lost company smartphones to social media and personal email usage, employees create a huge security risk simply by using your network – whether they mean to or not.
If you employ a BYOD policy, the risk heightens as employees use those devices for both personal and business applications. Mobile is still a vulnerable form of communication, and mobile devices are also at greater risk of theft or loss. Whether you or your staff provide the equipment, chances are your staff accesses their favorite web content in their spare time. Can you be sure those sites are safe?
Managed mobile services have the specific aim of making mobile use safer and protecting data. When you add in a backup and replication plan, protect data through encryption and password management, and have employees follow strict usage guidelines, then you can make BYOD devices almost as safe as any company-provided PC.
Cyber attacks are more likely with unsecured devices on your network, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept the risk of data loss. BYOD can still feature in data loss prevention best practices. Create robust internet usage and data management policies and ensure employees are fully aware of your expectations.
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