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Create BYOD Policies
Use of private devices in the workplace has become the norm. Companies can’t stop the change. So the practical solution is to create usable BYOD policies. IT departments need to implement systems that will enable employees to easily register their devices. The policies need to be convenient so they don’t create hurdles to productivity. If nobody abides by the policies, the whole endeavor will be counterproductive. On the other hand, the rules need to be comprehensive enough to cover a wide range of use cases. The systems need to strike a delicate balance between usability and security. Companies can require all mobile devices to connect to a separate network, rather than the internal network that houses private and sensitive information. This will mitigate any issues that may arise if a mobile device contains malware and eliminate the spreading across the entire organization.
Create Acceptable Use Policies
Even though modern organizations try to be as flexible as possible, the line has to be drawn somewhere. Companies should assess their threat levels, discuss the issues with their employees, and set up acceptable use policies. These policies will differ widely between organizations. A bank or financial institution might have totally different requirements than a company that builds with mobile games. Each organization has to come to terms with what the acceptable use policies are within the scope of its business expectations.
Help the Organization Move Forward
It’s the responsibility of the organization’s leadership to find solutions that will make it easier for everyone to secure the infrastructure of the company. Untangle offers solutions to help organizations identify and manage insider threats, as well as BYOD and open Wi-Fi solutions that can simplify security policy implementations. To learn more, contact us today.
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