BYOD


Learn the critical cybersecurity challenges plaguing K-12 schools today and how to mitigate them with this five-point cybersecurity checklist. [Read More]
by RSS Sowjanya O'Neill  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Across industries, your customers are embracing BYOD and BYOA for the many benefits they have been shown to bring in terms of cost reduction, increased employee productivity and efficiency, as well as increased employee retention. However, there are also inherent risks with allowing devices and applications not managed by your customers’ organizations to access their corporate networks and digital resources. [Read More]
by RSS Phil Keeley  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It seems like CSOs are always seeing flashing red lights on their security dashboards these days, warning them of another breach or risk of compromise. There are so many security events happening day in and day out that it’s difficult to decide what’s the top priority. That’s a good metaphor for the state of cybersecurity efforts across the globe – we’re in a constant state of flashing red. That is, if we even see the attack coming, which we increasingly don’t. Recent breach disclosures, once again, show that... [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
26 Connected Devices Per Human by 2020 Changes the Security Equation: How to Make Sure Your Network is Prepared We seem to be hearing about the Internet of Things (IOT) and the security challenges related to it everywhere these days… While there is no denying that IP-based connectivity continues to become more and more pervasive, this is not a fundamentally new thing. What is new is that the target audience is changing and connectivity is becoming much more personal. Connectivity is no longer limited to high -nd technology consumers... [Read More]
by RSS Ken McAlpine  |  Oct 04, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Introducing the Fortinet Security Fabric Networks are currently undergoing dramatic change. Organizations are simultaneously wrestling with issues such as BYOD, IoT, virtualization, SDN, cloud, the proliferation of applications, Big Data, and the expectations of the next generation of employees to blend their work and their personal lives on a single device of their choosing, with instant access to any data, at any time, from any location. This has exponentially increased the attack surface that organizations need to be concerned with. For... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Apr 25, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Creating secure environments where we can conduct business safely, protect our customers, and create value that others can’t easily steal requires real determination to do things differently. We’ve seen plenty of organizations with large investments in security hardware and dedicated security teams suffer massive compromises. Real cybersecurity, however, involves a cultural shift at all levels of an organization that puts security first. It’s the second week of National Cyber Security Awareness month. Last week we talked... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 05, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
I've kept more than my share of legacy systems alive over the years. Sometimes they've running applications that aren't compatible with newer operating systems. More often, there simply isn't the time or money to deal with an upgrade. But with the end of support for Microsoft Server 2003 coming and going this week, I can't help but wonder at the sheer number of businesses still running the OS or what appears to be a general sense of apathy over its end of life.     As Fahmida Rashid over at PCMag put it, "...Windows... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Jul 17, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Organizations often allow the use of social media on their networks, but RSAC is buzzing about the risks. Does your organization allow employees to access social media at the office? Many do, whether for strictly personal use, communication, collaboration, or marketing. There is a fair body of both anecdotal and research-based evidence that suggests opening up social channels at work keeps employees happier and more productive. Frankly, with the ubiquity of smartphones, employees are using social networks whether your policies prevent it or not. Employer... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Apr 27, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
K12 has its share of security and regulatory challenges, but higher ed takes things to a whole new level. Last week I wrote about some of the security challenges K12 schools face, most of which revolve around balancing regulatory requirements, Internet safety, and access to educational resources. I called this the “Ed Tech Conundrum” since giving students and teachers broader access to Internet resources often runs counter to parental, administrative, and regulatory concerns. In higher education, though, we’re dealing with adult students,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 10, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Even for companies that don’t normally allow users to work from home, the holidays practically beg for remote work...and plenty of security threats. Earlier this week, Fortinet published a blog and infographic on ways to secure your holiday shopping. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are nearly upon us, after all, and if 2014 has taught us nothing else, it’s that retailers are vulnerable to attacks and data breaches. But holiday security concerns aren’t just about consumers, credit cards, and spending money on dodgy websites. How many of us... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 27, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends