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Worried About BYOD? You Should Be

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The bring your own device (BYOD) debate was a top issue following the White House decision to ban personal devices from theWest Wing in January of this year.

BYOD2.png“The security and integrity of the technology systems at the White House is a top priority for the Trump administration... the use of all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders stated (The ban on personal cell phones does not apply to the President, a person familiar with the decision says.)

It’s a decision that all organizations are now struggling with. On one hand, allowing personal devices is convenient for workers. But from a network security perspective, it’s extremely risky as it allows exposing sensitive technology systems to a wide range of unpredictable cyberthreats.

What’s more, most workers today are engaging in threatening activities online. According to one study, 99 percent of office workers have conducted at least one potentially dangerous action that could cause a data breach.

Here are some other troubling findings from the study:

96% of respondents indicated that they automatically save work passwords on their work computer; 24% reuse the same login credentials for their work and personal accounts; and 57 percent store work files on their desktop folders.

Micro Focus offers a variety of solutions that your business can use to establish an environment that is safe, and mobile-friendly. Some of these include Filr, for preventing infected files from cascading across your network and securely sharing information, ZENworks Patch Management and File Reporter.

To learn more about the ZENworks Suite, click here.

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