The concept of where the developer brings their own devices, is called BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). In this concept, it is also possible for the employee himself to use his/her own personal device to perform work activities in the organization.
Over the years, it has become increasingly common in an organization for employees to bring their own devices to perform their respective tasks. Such devices can usually be made available by the company itself and through these, users can perform their tasks.
However, it is clear that the “security” factor has become more and more critical for organizations, and reconciling it with the company’s technological needs is, undoubtedly, a major challenge every day.
In this way, how can we follow the BYOD concept while preserving the organization’s security?
This is the topic we will address in this article. Shall we go together?
POINTS OF ATTENTION IN THE BYOD
The next step would be to identify, in advance, which services will be accessed, as well as the privileges that each employee will have. In this regard, it is important for the company to be aware that if users use their own personal mobile devices, there must be mechanisms that prevent files or confidential information from being transmitted without permission.
For this reason, here are some points to note:
Communication tool used
Ideally, the employee should use only the tools that the company makes available, and the use of other applications for this purpose is not recommended. This aims to prevent confidential data from being exposed or even stolen by cybercriminals for fraudulent purposes.
Protection mechanisms for BYOD
Regardless of whether a personal or company device is used for corporate purposes, it is essential that such device has the necessary protection tools to prevent data theft, whether by malware or malicious links, for example. At this point, it is worth mentioning that when the device belongs to the employee,, he may be intended to use any applications that are convenient to it, and with this, the use of security tools is even more necessary.
It is critical that work files are stored in a secure environment, hosted by the company itself. This aims to increase security and to prevent sensitive files from being lost or exposed.
Privileges to be granted to employees in BYOD
Just as there must be security policies, which previously identify the necessary privileges of each employee according to their respective tasks, there must also be policies directed to the use of mobile devices, such as cell phones, for example.
Data Network Visibility
Since the devices will need to access the company’s services, it is essential that the company have in its respective infrastructure tools that allow to monitor traffic, as well as applications accessed through these devices.
This will help the company identify possible abnormalities, whether related to certain suspicious traffic or breaches of security policy, such as, for example, access to certain unauthorized pages.
Other factors related to the theme should also be adherent to the appropriate use of the devices, such as updated equipment and software, current support of the manufacturer for the elements that make up the technological park, trained and qualified technical team, among others.
It is noteworthy that in the concept of BYOD, the employee is responsible for the proper use of the device, as well as for its correct use for work purposes, and the company is responsible for providing all the necessary technological tools for its correct use.
As we have observed throughout this article, the BYOD concept is adherent to the current market. However, all the necessary steps must be taken so that the company can implement it properly, adding value and security to its respective organization.
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Posted on 08/12/2022