7 Tips for Implementing BYOD Security

ID-100158836BYOD, or the “Bring Your Own Device” movement comes with a risk. Although convenience and easy of employee access resonates with workers the security risks inherent can compromise your corporate network. Risk management is paramount as workers log in on unsecured networks from multiple devices. Concentrating on a single element of the login, such as a device, is a mistake made by many IT managers.

Enact a Federated ID

Store individual’s IDs across multiple systems to secure your example. For example, applying a federated ID stores information similar to when you log into another account user your Facebook or twitter log in information. Authenticate users to give them access to external and internal systems which you manage. With federated IDs companies control access to cloud-based applications.

Cease Node Control

One potential security breach occurs when employees leave a company. These individuals should also have their network access denied but this does not always happen. Instantly blocking former employees can be achieved by identifying solutions which prevent network access from the business side. Enact a protocol which requires a few keystrokes to remove access privileges instantly.

Oversee the Full Process

Maintain a central view of network activity to guard against the risks of BYOD. Being able to respond swiftly to any critical situation such as threats or abnormalities can help you solve network security problems quickly and easily. Established a central console to track activity, provide reporting and disseminate important metrics to oversee your network. You may further reinforce network security through use of solutions that let you supervise employees’ digital privileges, especially their use of mobile devices connected to the server. Any reckless behavior on their part, like downloading an app infected with malware on their device, can compromise the security of the entire network. This risk may be mitigated through use of a Windows, iOS or Android app with monitoring capabilities so that you may discover and respond to potential threats swiftly. Aside from guarding network security, such apps also play a crucial role in curbing other BYOD risks such as data leakage, out-of-control data usage, and stolen or lost device.

Secure with SSL-Based VPN

After authentication the network connection must be secured. The SSL VPN strategy affords employees with the ability to securely access networks from multiple locations. Access can also be achieved from a variety of devices. One other benefit of SSL VPN relates to software downloads. This strategy does not require software to be downloaded on each device for it to work effectively.

Use Multi-Factor Authentication

Taking a step beyond passwords to enact authentication can help secure your network. The risks inherent with BYOD and static passwords are hardly enough to establish a secure protocol for keeping your corporate network safe from hackers. Increase security while keeping usability by enacting text message notification and 1 time passwords.

Use Single Sign On

SSO, or single sign on, tools allow workers to access networks such as cloud apps and portals of the organization. Using different log ins for multiple applications is an unsecure approach to maintaining network integrity.

Oversee the Full Process

Maintain a central view of network activity to guard against the risks of BYOD. Being able to respond swiftly to any critical situation such as threats or abnormalities can help you solve network security problems quickly and easily. Established a central console to track activity, provide reporting and disseminate important metrics to oversee your network.

Adopt a Policy

Workers must follow business protocol no matter if they are senior executives or junior level employees. Adopt a companywide policy for each employee to adhere to if they are using their devices for business purposes. In case of theft remove wiping should be included in the policy. Personal identification numbers and auto-locking should be required for employees using their devices. Touch on the data which are forbidden to be stored on personal devices, back up processes and the course of action to take if devices are lost or stolen.

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