Bring Your Own Device - 7 Crucial Steps to Keep Your Company Data Safe On Your Staff's Devices

Working from home has quickly become the new "normal", thanks to the current situation. The impact of this is that it's uncovered a whole new set of challenges for many businesses.

Some of the biggest sit within the concept of BYOD (that's Bring Your Own Device).The thinking is that as long as your staff have their own laptop, computer, or tablet and are connected to the internet they should be fine. Right?

Well there's actually a lot you still need to consider around BYOD. Just because we are all working from home doesn't mean we can forget about the security measures we're so fastidious about in the office. In fact, if your people are using their own devices, you should be even more cautious. Sadly, cyber criminals are taking advantage of this global panic to do what they do best. We've seen a big upsurge in attempts to steal data and breach systems, and many of those are based around the Coronavirus.

So, we've created a brand-new video and pdf checklist for you to work through to ensure that your staff can work on their own devices, without compromising your business's data security.

So what should I consider

  1. Passwords
  2. Who else has access to the device?
  3. Do they have the latest antivirus protection installed?
  4. Are they using the most current operating system?
  5. Are the latest updates installed?
  6. Do they use a VPN?
  7. Is the information in your staff handbook?

Next Steps

Watch the video and download our BYOD document for a more detailed description of what you need to consider. Of course if you need any more advice on this or any other aspect of your data security please just contact us or visit our IT consultancy page for more info.

You can download our handy free guide to get a more detailed overview.