UDT featured on “Securing Your Weakest Link, Your Mobile Devices” on TechNative

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Our Managing Director, Hugo Perez, and our Cloud Solution Manager, Darryl Sicker, were recently featured as guests on TechNative, a podcast dedicated to providing news and insights on business technology from experts in the field. The team provided insight into the changing nature of employees, mobility, and the devices they use to work. Currently, many workplaces feature a ‘bring your own device’ policy – but does this pose a risk to the company? There are some security risks, but the tips shared by Perez and Sicker shed light on ways to ensure that data is kept secure on employee devices.

Since BYOD is a common workplace concept now, below are some key suggestions to keep in mind:

Encourage a strong password policy. Using shortcuts or having apps automatically remember passwords are common practices for mobile users. Configuring devices to make users input their passwords is one way to ensure that unauthorized users will not get access to data.

Educate your team. Some employees may choose to jailbreak their phones or use risky apps. Letting your team know how these actions could potentially impact the security of the device is crucial. Also, let employees know if there are specific company policies when it comes to their devices to empower them to use their devices wisely.

Set up remote management. If you’ve ever lost your device or had it stolen, you know how critical it is to keep your data secure. Through remote management, IT teams can lock a device down to protect the sensitive data that is on it.

Want to know even more about how the cloud can keep you protected? Listen in to the interview with Dominic Halpin now.

The UDT team will be featured on other podcasts with TechNative soon. Keep an eye out on our social media channels for the latest episodes! In the meantime, you can learn more about the cloud here.

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