How to implement a successful BYOD policy for remote staff

Remote workers using personal smartphones and tablets to perform business tasks has become commonplace. Businesses should implement policies to reduce exposure to cybersecurity risks resulting from unprotected personal devices. A bring your own device (BYOD) policy allows workers to be flexible and productive, whether working from home or at the office.

BYOD cybersecurity risks: How to protect a remote workforce

Team members use smart mobile devices for a variety of work activities, and the sharp increase in employees working remotely has only expanded the utilization of personal devices such as phones and computers. However, without rules regarding the use of personal devices, business data could be exposed to significant security risk.

5 Biggest challenges of managing hybrid cloud environments

For many businesses, a hybrid cloud environment is essential to successful digital transformation. A hybrid cloud is composed of a combination of on-premises infrastructures plus private and/or public clouds. Businesses that use a hybrid cloud environment enjoy numerous benefits such as lower capital expenditure, unlimited scalability, and reliable distributed services across multiple platforms.

Insider threats: How to detect and prevent

Cybersecurity threats are most often expected from outside a business – such as from ransomware attack. Primary cyber defenses, including firewalls, antivirus software, and security patches, have been designed to protect against outsider threats. However, a company may unknowingly be exposed to attack via insider threats.

The importance of upgrading from unsupported software

Computer users are familiar with notifications that appear and prompt installation of updates. While users may be tempted to ignore these messages, especially during busy times, software upgrades are important and should not be underestimated. These prompts signal continuing support provided by software developers for software products, which can be critical to ongoing security of software as well as data and network systems.

Is your IT ready for Hurricane Season?

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, and Colorado State University’s Tropical Weather & Climate Research center released its first formal forecast for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. CSU predicts an above-normal level of activity, anticipating 17 named storms including 8 hurricanes this year.

Consequences of poor cybersecurity management and how to avoid becoming a statistic

With about 350,000 new malware threats released daily and nearly one cyberattack occurring every 39 seconds, safeguarding data has been thrust upon business owners and executives as a top business priority. Undergoing a comprehensive technology assessment is recommended as the best place to start because it exposes weaknesses in current IT infrastructure and identifies areas for remediation before malicious actors exploit vulnerabilities.