Pro V. Con: BYOD Security Challenges & Concerns

Employees and Personal Devices 

Most employees will bring at least one type of smart device – most likely a smartphone – into the office. In fact, 77 percent of Americans use smartphones, which is why business owners have begun putting Bring Your Own Device, or “BYOD” policies in place.  

BYOD simply means that your business allows employees to bring their personal devices, like laptops and mobile devices, into the workplace. These policies vary depending on your business type, the type of information you store, your employees’ access to that sensitive information and your company’s size and budget. 

No matter what type of business you run, it’s important to consider your company’s BYOD security challenges despite the added benefits to productivity and your bottom line. Join us as we discuss BYOD, how to choose the right program for your business, and ways to improve existing BYOD programs you already have in place.  Continue reading

Laptop Security in Seven Simple Steps

Laptop security

Imagine that tomorrow you wake up to find out a virus has infected your laptop and all your files have vanished. Your family photos, your spreadsheet of online passwords (a major security faux pas) and that report you need for a meeting later today — all gone.

Scratch that.

What if a burglar broke in and stole your laptop (as well as a few other parting gifts)? All those valuable documents and the costly investment of the computer itself are now in the hands of a criminal. Was your laptop even password-protected? If not, the thief could use your information to access your bank accounts, open new accounts in your name and even use your business documents to commit fraud.

So how can you protect yourself and your company from such threats?

Take proactive steps to secure your investment and personal and business information with these seven laptop security tips: Continue reading