In today’s constant connectivity landscape of smartphones and tablets, most companies have opened the door to bring your own device (BYOD) policies. However, BYOD poses some security concerns, which need to be addressed in a comprehensive security strategy.
Employees today want flexibility in how they bring value to their employer. Technological advancements have helped them achieve this, to the extent that they are beginning to desire more options, such as remote working opportunities, flexible hours, and new possibilities for how they complete their work. How can organizations maintain a high level of security while also providing a flexible work environment?
Target Rich (for Hackers) Environment
In the BYOD environment, hackers have more options as well. They’re exploiting weaknesses that have become readily apparent in far too many organizations. There is no shortage of stories about systems that have been left completely open to attack, stolen data, and tarnished reputations.
For organizations that have not put a security plan together, it’s not a question of if they’ll be hit by a cyberattack, but when.
Employees should be educated about the essential elements of security where device protection is concerned. They need to know that clicking on something suspicious in an email is more than likely a phishing ploy by a cybercriminal who has laid a trap that can open up an entire system to vulnerability.
Employees are generally the biggest risk to a system, but the system itself must also have the tools to combat security risks. This includes tools that provide visibility into applications, which can monitor activity and flag anomalies.
Some companies operate under the false impression that because they have their own Security Operations Center, they’re covered. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. They’re still not able to have complete visibility into all BYOD devices.
By partnering with the right vendor, you can bring a better security strategy to your organization. Rather than create a workflow bottleneck and cause communication roadblocks, partnering with the right vendor can improve your processes while giving you the assurance you need that you’ll be safe from attack.
At TeleConsult, our cybersecurity solutions are constantly monitored and improved to keep up with evolving and complex cybercriminal advancements, which have created an industry unto themselves. Contact us today to talk about how we can customize solutions for you.