Get Started Today!  (845) 208-0453

croom new

BYOD is Only Helpful If the Devices Are Secure

BYOD is Only Helpful If the Devices Are Secure

Mobile devices are so common nowadays that you’ll likely encounter your employees bringing multiple devices to the office on a regular basis. Little do they know that everything they bring with them, from their Fitbit to their laptop, poses a security threat. Of course, the threat level from each individual device will depend on what it is exactly, but the point stands that the less you do about mobile device security now, the more danger your organization will be in down the road.

There is a very simple rule that you can use to gauge how vulnerable your business’ infrastructure is to mobile devices. The more devices have access to a network and its contents, the more likely it is that you’ll be putting it in danger. If you aren’t careful about which information is accessed by certain users and devices, you could expose your business to considerable risk. Therefore, it’s critical that you put measures into place before the worst happens.

It all starts by implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy, which aims to improve the way that your business manages mobile devices without sacrificing data security in the process. Here are some of the most common features of a BYOD policy:

Blacklisting and Whitelisting Apps
Any apps that you download to your device have to be secure. Generally speaking, most apps that you will download should be safe for your company to use, but there are others out there that have only malicious intentions. Naturally, you’ll want your devices to be equipped with whitelisting and blacklisting capabilities so that you can control what types of apps are found on company devices. The theory here is that you can prevent hacking attacks and data leaks by preventing malicious apps from installing on the devices in the first place.

Remote Wiping
What happens when you lose a device? You might have a lot to worry about, or you might not. It depends on where the device has been lost. If you misplaced it in your office or home, perhaps you can locate it. If you leave it on the train, there’s no telling who will find it. Perhaps a good Samaritan will want to return the device, but chances are that it will be exploited by whoever becomes its new owner, be it someone who just wants a new device, or a hacker intent on stealing as much data from the device as possible. Remotely wiping the device allows you to maintain the integrity of your infrastructure and its data, even in a worst-case scenario.

A BYOD policy is an incredibly important aspect of a modern technology infrastructure. Do you have one? S I M Technology can help you implement all of the best solutions to secure your mobile devices. To learn more, reach out to us at (845) 208-0453.

Tech Term: An Introduction to Proxy Servers
Do You Know What to Do When Involved in Identity T...

Related Posts



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, June 18 2018

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Cloud Technology Email Privacy Malware Business Computing Hosted Solutions Internet Software Hackers Network Security Ransomware Android Microsoft Computer Backup Business Mobile Devices Tech Term Smartphone IT Services Data Management Data Cloud Computing Windows Data Recovery Internet of Things Alert Browser Hardware Encryption Small Business Artificial Intelligence Google Business Continuity User Tips Windows 10 Vulnerability Gmail Innovation Data Backup Server Phishing App Infrastructure IT Support Paperless Office Efficiency Tip of the week Passwords Business Management Smartphones Productivity Saving Money Productivity Cybersecurity Remote Monitoring Outsourced IT Managed IT Services Chrome Social Media Apple Bandwidth Disaster Recovery Windows 10 Website Big Data Communication Government Facebook Employer-Employee Relationship IT Support Risk Management Robot Managed IT Services Money Data storage Applications Antivirus Office 365 Managed Service Provider IT Management Hosted Solution YouTube Mobile Device Monitors Two-factor Authentication Computing Data loss Tablet Save Money Patch Management Scam Automation Miscellaneous communications Word Virtual Reality Office Tips BDR VPN Storage Data Security SaaS Document Management Upgrade WiFi Google Drive Virtual Private Network BYOD Server Management Administration Telephone Systems Customer Service LiFi Firewall Content Filtering HIPAA Router Mobile Security Unified Threat Management End of Support Analytics Maintenance Network Mouse Spam Wi-Fi Outlook Business Technology Holiday Network Management Settings Windows 8 Scary Stories Internet Exlporer Computing Infrastructure Lenovo Chatbots Training Display Downloads Politics Bring Your Own Device Touchscreen WannaCry Twitter Screen Reader Managed IT Service Shortcut Superfish Apps Sports Hard Drive Disaster Alerts Remote Computing Identity Tech Support Best Practice Smart Tech Break Fix Legal Education Humor Social Cache Uninterrupted Power Supply Licensing Multi-Factor Security Websites Digital Running Cable IT service Dark Web Networking Recycling Cooperation Compliance Google Calendar Business Growth Information Technology Heating/Cooling Spyware Marketing Microsoft Excel Collaboration Operating System Unified Communications Hacks eWaste Solid State Drive Staff Samsung Regulations Writing Legislation Machine Learning Hacker Servers Laptop Connectivity Google Maps Blockchain File Sharing Dark Data Techology Password Management Hard Disk Drive Augmented Reality Social Networking Identity Theft Retail Comparison Alt Codes Google Wallet CrashOverride Workplace Tips The Internet of Things Permissions Google Docs Mail Merge Unified Threat Management Quick Tips Buisness Company Culture Recovery Wearable Technology Motherboard Office Specifications Typing Drones Statistics How To IT solutions IoT Vendor Management Fraud Address User Error VoIP Managing Stress Social Engineering Black Friday Cryptocurrency Bluetooth Virtual Desktop Firefox Star Wars Printer Current Events Avoiding Downtime Downtime Enterprise Content Management Customer Relationship Management Modem Digital Payment Safety Cyber Monday VoIP Bitcoin Budget Cost Management Hotspot Emergency Network Congestion Access Control Going Green Time Management IBM Gadgets IT Technicians Cookies Smart Technology Halloween Assessment Cabling Language Computer Care Computers SharePoint Deep Learning Printing Corporate Profile Users Mirgation Nanotechnology Wireless Microsoft Office Distributed Denial of Service Automobile Managed IT Computer Repair Point of Sale How To Health Staffing Administrator Electronic Medical Records Web Server Processors GPS Upgrades Cameras Tracking Botnet 3D Printing CCTV Unsupported Software Update Notifications Relocation Mobile Data Travel Work/Life Balance Mobile Device Management G Suite Crowdsourcing Supercomputer Private Cloud Motion Sickness Law Enforcement Mobile Computing Chromebook Taxes IT Budget Error Physical Security Gadget Emoji IT Consultant Personal Information Meetings Cleaning Cortana Cybercrime Webcam Virtualization

Latest Blog Entry

Humankind has always adapted and improved technology to make life easier, starting all the way back at fire and the wheel. Nowadays, our approach to making life easier through technology is centered around productivity and security - if we can accomplish more than before in ...

Latest News

S I M Technology launches new website!

S I M Technology is proud to announce the launch of our new website at The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

Read more ...