Kristen Morales

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4 Trending Cybersecurity News Stories of the Week

Posted by Kristen Morales on Mar 25, 2016 11:28:05 AM

Trending_News_Blog_Post.jpgThis past week has been riddled with cyber attacks.  Three major industries - Healthcare, Banking, and Telecommunications - have either had customer data stolen or held hostage.   And last but not least, a historic face-off between technology and policy with Apple refusing to provide the FBI the necessary information to access data on a known criminal's iPhone. 

So whether you are returning from a well-deserved vacation or drowning in looming project deadlines, we don’t want you to miss out on this week’s cybersecurity happenings.  To help you get caught up, we have compiled links to the top four trending cybersecurity news stories of the week.  


Happy reading!

 

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Topics: cybersecurity

3 Tips to Secure Data in a BYOD Environment

Posted by Kristen Morales on Jan 14, 2016 11:26:44 AM

BYOD_Blog_Post.jpgBring your own device (BYOD) is the use of an employee’s personal mobile device, e.g., smartphone, tablet and/or laptop, to access a company’s data or network.  Once a trend, BYOD has gained wide acceptance across businesses succeeding in today’s markets.  Findings from Tech Pro Research in early 2015 indicated “74 percent of organizations [are] either already using or planning to allow employees to bring their own devices to work.” What is the main motivator for this movement? A study conducted by IBM found the main advantages of the BYOD environment were a raise in employee productivity and satisfaction as well as an overall financial savings for the business. The benefits of BYOD are great, but what does it mean for the overworked IT environment already combating constant attacks on their network?

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Topics: Security, Breach