Don’t leave 61% of your workforce vulnerable
The problemWith more than three devices used daily by employees and cyber crime damage set to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021, security must go beyond the four walls of the office in order to defend your data. The use of mobile devices like laptop, smart phones and tablets offers greater risk of data loss from stolen devices, viruses that scour the device for data or even someone simply looking over an employee’s shoulder. Unsafe network connections is another big issue, as many choose to connect to both public and private Wi-Fi networks in their travels, which carry their own risks for data corruption or theft.
While mobility can be a powerful way to open the world up to your staff, it is also important to ensure appropriate security measures are in place.
The solutionThere are several ways organisations can secure their staff while mobile. Education of safe mobile practices is the first step, teaching employees how to set up passwords, be wary of unsecure Wi-Fi networks and how to appropriately use and store sensitive information while mobile.
The next step is ensuring you have the right solutions in place to prevent problems before they even arise. For example, products like HP Sure View that protect against visual hacking through an integrated privacy screen, making the screen appear dark and out of focus to anyone but you. Of course, the appropriate virus protection and scanners are also crucial, as well as the ability for staff to work from servers rather than storing data directly on their device.
By having a multilayered approach to your mobile security, your staff and your data can remain safe.
Mobility can have many benefits for a business, allowing staff to easily connect and work in almost any situation. However, given how new mobility in the office is, it also comes with a number of risks that businesses must take into account. Whether you have implemented mobility into your workplace or not, staff are already using their devices for work outside of the office and it is important to get on top of the risks and put the right solutions in place now.
Don’t let security threats leave your workforce vulnerable. Feel free to get in touch to see how Counterparts Technology can help you provide mobile security for your workforce and enjoy the benefits, minus the risk.