WORKPLACE: The Pros & Cons of BYOD. For a modern-day workplace, a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy is becoming commonplace. Since many organizations are now assigning corporate devices, such as company-issued smartphones and tablets, in order to help employees keep up with work and email, it’s natural that some people may want to use their own device instead. Given that some levels of work can be readily accessed through any device, it should be an easy step – except that there are security concerns. Once your employees are granted access to company servers on their personal devices, sensitive information is at an even greater risk of being leaked – especially if employees are lax on keeping their device’s security measures up to date. Read more
ENTERPRISE: Enterprise Mobile Security Tools May Not Protect BYOD. For employees, bring-your-own-device workplace policies can increase efficiency and improve remote work capabilities. For the organization, BYOD can reduce equipment costs, but it can also open the enterprise up to all sorts of new exploits and breaches. Find out more
BEST PRACTICES: For Managing the Security of BYOD Smartphones and Tablets. The practice of employees using personal phones and tablets at work is already widespread, with the number of such devices forecast to hit one billion by 2018. The challenge posed to enterprises by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is that it forces them to keep corporate data safe on a plethora of different mobile computers that are not directly under IT’s control. Worse, each device can potentially be running a different OS, with different apps installed and different vulnerabilities. How should organisations approach the security of these devices in a way that doesn’t interfere with employees’ ability to work? Read more
POLICY: Malware and ‘Connection Hijacking’ Remain Biggest BYOD Risks. A new report from data centre provider CyrusOne outlines malware, device theft and phishing as among the key risks for organisations looking to implement a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. Find out more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems August 2016 http://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-august-2016.
IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.
BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.