January 2015

Risks Related to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

At one time, people scoffed at the idea of a personal computer in every home. Today, we not only have high-speed Internet available in our homes, but we also connect to the Internet at will with a variety of mobile devices from wherever we happen to be.

The most complete and effective defense against the risks of BYOD is to ban employees’ use of personal devices for work-related activities. However, abstinence can be a tough sell to employees, and non-compliance can be difficult to control. The smarter approach is to put a strong policy in place, educate employees about best practices and take actions that will manage the risk as much as possible.

With BYOD becoming widespread, it is important for businesses to be proactive about personal device risk management. Our hope is that this blog post will help companies chart a path for creating the most effective corporate policies and protections.

Why BYOD is a problem:

[one_fifth][note title=”31 PERCENT” align=”center”]connect to their company’s network from unsecured free or public wi-fi.[/note]  [/one_fifth]

[one_fifth][note title=”46 PERCENT” align=”center”]share their personal devices with others, opening the door to unintended access to corporate data.[/note] [/one_fifth]

[one_fifth][note title=”33 PERCENT” align=”center”]say the company data they use and store is not encrypted.[/note] [/one_fifth]

[one_fifth][note title=”25 PERCENT” align=”center”]have been a victim of hacking or malware on their personal devices.[/note] [/one_fifth]

[one_fifth_last][note title=”Statistics” align=”center”]like these are frightening for security-conscious corporate IT teams.[/note] [/one_fifth_last]

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What to do if you see a downed power line

What to do if you see a downed power line

What to do if you see a downed power line

Never, ever touch a downed power line or go near one. Power lines are not insulated like power cords. Always assume the power line is live.

  • Don’t touch a fallen power line or anything touching the wire.
  • Do not touch anything or anyone in contact with a fallen power line or other equipment.
  • Keep children and pets away from fallen electric wires.
  • Do not drive over a fallen power line.
  • Call 911 immediately to report a fallen power line.

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