Minimizing BYOD Security Issues for Your Business

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byod security issuesBusinesses are using BYOD more than ever. While we believe it’s best for businesses to offer devices to their employees to use to control security, that’s not always possible. Being able to minimize BYOD security issues is the next best step. Follow these steps to do that.

Tips for BYOD Security Issues

Secure Access

The biggest problem with BYOD is that anyone can pick it up and see what is on it. By securing data, that can’t happen. Usually, the best way to do that is to limit access on BYODs or have an authentication process. This would include having a username and password for all protected data.

Independence for Devices

Some businesses have been able to find a way for employees to provide their own devices, but only use those devices for work-related processes. They have provided a stipend for them or simply advised their employees to purchase one as part of their job. The independence can help with controlling the security on the devices.

Use Virtualization

With virtualization, no data is transferred to and from the device. All of the work is kept on the device and when the it is in range and the correct authentication is inputted, the information can be transferred from and to the database.

Multi-Factor Authentication

Instead of just using usernames and passwords to log into databases, geo-locations, and login behaviors can help to catch hackers. Users will have input their login information, but the other factors will run in the background. Those will determine whether people will be able to get into the system. If everything doesn’t match up, the user will be denied access.

Businesses can use BYOD or provide devices. In any case, consider iResQ whenever they are not working correctly. We have specials for businesses and there may be some ways we can help your employees even if there is a BYOD policy. Your employees will appreciate it.

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