Mobile devices have made it easier and easier to get work done while on the go. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are a simple way to share and review documents, stay in touch with employees, and more while on the road. However, that doesn’t mean they are free of risk.
Are you worried about the risks of using personal mobile devices for work? Integris can help. Get in touch with us today at (888) 330-8808 or [email protected] to learn more.
eSecurity Planet recently published their 10 tips for improving digital security while traveling for business. They warn travelers of the following risks:
- Poor Wireless Security: It can be tempting to use a free Wi-Fi hub while in transit, but you should be aware of the inherent dangers. Cyber criminals set up their own Wi-Fi hotspots near popular business venues in the hopes of gaining illegal access to wireless devices. A network that lacks the proper security could make you vulnerable to a cyber criminal, so be sure to only use Wi-Fi networks that you know you can trust.
- Public Technology: Publically available computers are convenient, but you can never know how safe it will be to use them. Travelers are encouraged to avoid giving any credentials or vital info on public computers, and should be sure that any passwords they enter aren’t saved for later.
- Theft: As with any valuable item, there’s always the chance of having your technology stolen. Be sure to keep a hold of your personal devices while using public transit, and use technology such as the cloud to ensure that your data is backed up and available elsewhere in case your device gets stolen.
Do you have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy in place at your business? This policy dictates how your employees can use their personal devices for work purposes. An effective BYOD policy should also instill safe and secure practices for employees that use personal devices for business travel.
For assistance in developing a reliable BYOD policy for device use both at work and while in transit, get in touch with Integris today at (888) 330-8808 or [email protected].