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Certification Watch (Vol. 20, No. 40)

ISACA to Enterprises: Follow These Simple Steps to Make Your Network More Secure


BYOD may not be as safe as you think it is.Improved information security is a goal we can all get behind, especially given the regularity with which alarmingly massive breaches seem to pop up these days. (Equifax, anyone?) If you work somewhere that's looking to upgrade its protection parameters, then there's an informative article posted at the end of last week to the ISACA Now Blog maintained by security and governance association ISACA. Guest blogger Anna Johannson offers some key suggestions to improve the security of your corporate network. For example, Johannson recommends that organizations issue employees employer-owned laptops to do their work. It can be pricey, but the trade-off is that the organization can implement strong security controls across all machines. Many employers probably already do assign laptops and workstations to new employees that are owned and configured by the organization, but the convenience of wireless connectivity has spawned a boom in BYOD culture (Bring Your Own Device), particularly among small and mid-sized organizations. Machines you don't control are only as secure as their individual owners have made them.


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