Staff bringing their own mobiles to work may be convenient but it can also put your company at risk…
You may well have heard the term BYOD which stands for Bring Your Own Device.
Many people use their own personal mobile, iPad, tablet or laptop to do company work whether it’s travelling to and from the office, whilst at work or at home. And that means that they have access to company data on devices that your company has very little or no control over.
Most of the time this isn’t a problem. However, that changes when an employee leaves their laptop on a train, or has their mobile stolen. Your data is then at risk, in someone else’s hands and most probably, with less than robust security protection. And no opportunity for you to remotely delete it.
If you consider this a problem now, then with the new GDPR data protection law coming in May it could be even worse. That’s because when GDPR comes into practice, data breaches and loss of data will mean big fines – and the possibility of public humiliation for your company.
We take our customers’ data security very seriously and so have written a guide to BYOD. It includes 6 areas that should concern you the most and advice on what to do about them.