Is our BYOD policy secure?
BYOD policies have exploded in the past five years, enabling employees to access company files on their own devices around the clock. According to a 2014 report by Check Point, however, more than half of IT executives reported that BYOD security incidents cost their organisations more than $250,000 in a two-year period.1
It is possible to continue to support BYOD policies without compromising security or breaking your budget. Ask security teams about current offerings’ single sign-on capabilities and self-service password management. Mobility management tools like Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite can keep employees connected to the apps they need, without compromising security. In a Microsoft Office 365 economic impact report by Forrester, 28% of enterprise users reported seeing an improvement in mobile data security, due to Enterprise Mobility Suite’s ability to remote-wipe data from lost devices.2
Additionally, Office 365 Mobile Device Management (MDM) can help secure your businesses devices from anywhere. Your IT team can manage mobile device policies, and perform a selective wipe of Office 365 data if an employee leaves your organisation, saving your HR, IT, and security departments time and headaches.
1 Infosecurity Magazine: BYOD Security Incident Costs Exceed $250,000
2 Forrester report: The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Office 365, October 2014