If you or your employees are touching base on projects after hours or traveling regularly, it’s likely that you’re conducting work activities on personal cellphones and placing valuable data at risk. Consider these strategic steps you can take to protect your business’s data.
DECIDE DEVICE VS. DATA: Ultimately, you can protect information by protecting the device it’s stored on, or the data itself, or some combination of the two. You’ll want to choose if your employees have the option to use personal devices for work or if their activities are to be limited to devices owned by the company.
DEFINE POLICIES AND PROTECTIONS: Based on your decision above, provide a clear outline of your expectations and determine the appropriate protective measures that need to be taken. These might include two-step password authentication for important accounts, tracking procedures for stolen devices, and required antivirus and anti-spyware programs.