6 Tips to Secure Devices and Reduce BYOD Risks

by October 23, 2015 0 comments

In the BYOD concept, several breaches are possible and if you want to be ready to fight them then these 6 tips should serve as a best practices guide for end users and IT/security teams alike.

  • Always use password protected access controls, which may seem obvious, but setting a password/ PIN is a critical first step in BYOD security that many users choose to ignore.
  • You should keep your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned off when not in use. Use secure wireless network, and only connect your device to trusted networks.
  • Most of the devices come with built-in access control features. Users should optimize the access control and app permission settings so that each application can access only what it needs to function and nothing more.
  • Ensure to keep your OS, firmware, software, and applications updated in real-time, as software updates often contain security patches to protect users from the latest threats or exploits.
  • You should periodically back up the device’s data, this will greatly reduce the fallout should a device be lost or stolen.
  • You should enable anti-theft, find my device and remote wipe services, this will enable you to track a missing device, and wipe a device’s data remotely in the event of a lost or stolen device.

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