So you run a small business and you want to save some money by having employees use their own phones or laptops, right?
You are not alone. Many business owners have embraced the BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) revolution. But at what cost?
When you allow employees to BYOD, you are accepting the risk of being infected by a computer virus that could shut your business down!
That is correct – You could be making the biggest mistake of the year
Think about it, the employees have access to your “protected” networks when logging into your “protected” system but where were they the night before?
Did they pick up a dropper virus on the coffee shop network and now you are vulnerable to ransomware?
If you are going to allow BYOD usage, pay for anti-virus and even a VPN solution to minimize your risk. Established written device policies that both internal IT and components in the cloud for BYOD, solutions should then be put into practice. What particular devices or applications are permissible for work use? Assuming security requirements are in place, not every device or application will meet those.
Work with an MSSP for daily management of your BYOB strategies to collect device information, monitors usage, and offers insight into compliance be helpful?
Clearly inform each user if data encryption is necessary for certain information traveling through the personal devices and if the company can erase proprietary data remotely.
The cyber threat landscape is changing all the time. Keep all of your systems safe, especially the extended system known as BYOD. Enlist the help of an expert managed security service provider (MSSP).