Because mobility and accessibility are crucial to your competitive edge, you don’t have the option to eliminate all those connected devices accessing your company database and sensitive client information. BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, is a major security concern for businesses of all types.
Here are a few good tips to keep your data private but your staff mobile.
If a member of your team loses their phone or if their laptop is stolen, you need the ability to remote wipe their data. Even if someone has physical access to the device, they won’t have full access to your company’s database or the ability to view confidential documents. The only caveat here is that a remote wipe usually deletes everything from a device, including personal documents, photos, and music. So make sure your staff knows the consequences of a remote wipe before they store irreplaceable images or music on their laptop or phone. A good alternative is to suggest a cloud storage option, so even if a device gets wiped, personal data is safe on the cloud.