Happy BYOD Day!
It’s that time of year again. It’s time for your employees to unwrap their shiny, new smartphones and tablets.
As the holidays wind down and everyone gets back to work, they’ll likely want to plug their brand new toys into their workstation. It’s Bring Your Own Device Day (thanks to Network World for the acronym)! Documents will get synced, passwords will be keyed, corporate email will be on yet another device, and apps (and music, and movies, and possibly malware) will be downloaded. There also may be some existing devices that get discarded, resold, or handed down to little Billy so he can have his very own vintage smartphone.
This is a great time for a refresher on your security awareness training and for a new distribution of your security policies regarding personal equipment. Don’t forget to advise employees about data destruction so that little Billy isn’t carrying confidential data on the school bus.