Contact us today!
(732) 291-5938
facebook twitter linkedin The Connection, Inc RSS Feed

The Connection, Inc Blog

The Connection, Inc has been serving the Hazlet area since 1992, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

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? The Connection, Inc can help you implement all of the best solutions to secure your mobile devices. To learn more, reach out to us at (732) 291-5938.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!


Tag Cloud

Piracy Hard Drives Identity Theft Presentation Avoiding Downtime Smartphones Staffing Regulations SharePoint Microsoft Office Analyitcs Cybersecurity Vendor Management Mail Merge Customer Relationship Management Techology Connectivity User Tips Work/Life Balance User Google Drive Hosted Solutions Remote Computing Apps Managed IT Telephone Systems Alt Codes Password Time Management Comparison BDR Hacker History Outsourced IT Users Applications Travel communications Application Quick Tips Managed Service Provider Printer Language End of Support Permissions Asset Tracking Drones Alerts Webcam eWaste Employer-Employee Relationship Infrastructure Sync IT Management Legal Remote Monitoring and Management Automobile Microsoft Excel How To IoT LiFi OneNote Flexibility Hacks Websites Hackers Google Calendar Windows Digital Signature Motion Sickness Electronic Health Records Blockchain Network Congestion Storage VoIP Computer Repair Telephony Help Desk Twitter Black Market IT Consultant Administration Virtualization Internet Exlporer Lenovo Training Crowdsourcing Public Speaking Redundancy 3D Printing Technology Laws Display Maintenance Smart Tech Legislation Cabling Spyware Alert Analytics Entrepreneur Consultation Tip of the Week Technology Tips Upgrade Politics Word Productivity Bitcoin Administrator Collaboration Information Mobility Tech Support Hacking Dark Web Mobile Devices Tech Term E-Commerce Current Events Remote Monitoring Staff Recovery Scary Stories Consumers Proactive Antivirus HIPAA Cookies Software Tips Social Artificial Intelligence 5G Virus Servers USB Vulnerabilities Downtime Network Management Enterprise Content Management Disaster Compliance Tip of the week Smart Technology Mobile Device Chatbots GPS Wireless Technology Money CCTV Star Wars IT Services Wires PowerPoint Licensing IT service Undo Automation Hotspot Operations Computing Windows 10 Windows 8 IBM Typing Address Utility Computing Retail Encryption Risk Management Business Management Halloween CIO Managed Service Notifications Lithium-ion Battery Web Server Google Docs Cables Specifications Office Tips Cache Microsoft Enterprise Resource Planning Computing Infrastructure Update Wireless Saving Time Computers Cleaning Running Cable Settings Fun Government Search The Internet of Things Proactive IT Going Green Business Intelligence Identity Features Virtual Private Network Break Fix Nanotechnology Physical Security Marketing Mobile Data Superfish SaaS G Suite Data loss Co-managed IT Recycling Tablet Google Wallet Corporate Profile Managing Stress Meetings Experience Solid State Drive Monitoring Mobile VPN Save Time Scam Hiring/Firing Efficiency Unified Communications Law Enforcement Samsung Identities Firefox Robot High-Speed Internet Backup Health Productivity Black Friday Management Data Security Business Owner WannaCry Cortana Virtual Desktop Saving Money Hosted Solution Domains Business Growth Writing IT solutions Office 365 Digital Payment Managed IT services Small Business VoIP Disaster Resistance Software as a Service Social Engineering Security Innovation Touchscreen Outlook Email Safety Data Breach Data Management Miscellaneous Documents Server Files Migration Electronic Medical Records Emoji Apple Environment Bluetooth Office Virtual Reality App IT Consulting Operating System Distributed Denial of Service Internet of Things User Error Backups Mobile Device Managment Save Money IT Support Printing Unified Threat Management IT Technicians Competition Screen Reader Net Neutrality Best Practice Project Management Business Computing Programming Mouse Access Control Software Hard Disk Drive Hard Drive Motherboard Big Data Unsupported Software Digital Gmail Paperless Office Data Fraud Router Browser Chrome Point of Sale Fleet Tracking Data Backup Heating/Cooling Geography Multi-Factor Security Holiday Firewall Mobile Computing PDF Managed Services Provider Gadgets Upgrades Botnet Processors Server Management Cameras Wi-Fi IT Budget Network Security Social Media Public Cloud WPA3 Chromebook Networking Mobile Security Social Networking Healthcare Gadget Buisness Passwords Privacy iPhone Cloud Computing Machine Learning Monitors Assessment Unified Threat Management Remote Workers File Sharing Read Only Network Customer Service Google Taxes Managed IT Services Sports Consulting Facebook Best Practices BYOD Phone System Computer Care Phishing Dark Data Managed IT Service Knowledge Uninterrupted Power Supply WiFi Deep Learning Mirgation Business Continuity YouTube Spam Vulnerability Bring Your Own Device Information Technology Budget Workplace Tips Two-factor Authentication Computer Smartphone Cybercrime Internet Humor Troubleshooting Communication Patch Management Tracking Trending Laptop Employee-Employer Relationship Development Private Cloud How To Technology Personal Information Ransomware Bandwidth Data Recovery Education Android Company Culture Document Management Modem Hardware IT Support Disaster Recovery Data storage Cryptocurrency Shortcut Business Statistics Error Supercomputer Downloads IP Address Business Technology Windows 10 Cyber Monday Mobile Office Malware Relocation Refrigeration Google Maps MSP Data Warehousing Cooperation Intranet Website Augmented Reality Cloud Content Filtering Cost Management Mobile Device Management Wearable Technology Cyberattacks

Top Blog

Don't be Afraid to Replace Got an older PC that's causing you a lot of issues? Older technology is typically more expensive to run, and after a while, it's cheaper to simply buy a new desktop than it is to continue pouring money into something that always seems broken. It's a great time to buy wo...