Three things to help ensure the safe use of Bring your own Device

Under the recently announced Plan B the government is once again asking businesses to work from home, where possible. As a result of increased remote working over recent years many businesses have introduced Bring your own device (BYOD) – that is, allowing employees to use their own personal computers rather than being required to use an officially provided device. If this is the case in your organisation it is worth considering the following steps to help prevent cyber crime.

Consider multi-factor authentication

This requires users to identify themselves by more than just a username and password, thus enhancing an organisation’s security. Usernames and passwords are vulnerable to brute force attacks and can also be stolen by third parties.

Ensure software is up to date

Out of date software will be more vulnerable to exploitation, including loss or compromise of personal data. Providing staff with guidance on how to secure their devices by keeping software up to date will support an organisation from cyber attack.

Data loss prevention

With many such solutions on the market today it is worth considering how this could reduce the risk of sensitive data leaks in your organisation.

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