Bring your own device or BYOD is a business/IT practice where employees use their personal devices to access work systems and data. BYOD is a hotly contested concept in the IT-sphere due to the inherent security risk it poses. However, many companies choose to use it due to the increase in productivity that it can provide. So the question is, what benefits can BYOD provide, and what risks does it pose?
Cybersecurity is more than just antivirus software and firewalls. All the best cybersecurity technology you can buy is only there to assist the end-user with staying safe. However, if the end-user is not knowledgeable about cybersecurity, they can still make simple mistakes that nullify all that cybersecurity software you put in place. One of the titular aspects of cybersecurity that many companies gloss over is instilling a cybersecurity culture within their organization.
We are now in week two of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. And this week has an important theme, "Fight the Phish!" We have talked about phishing before, and this won't be the last time we talk about it. Phishing is one of the most common ways hackers gain access to secure networks and trick people into giving away their personal information. Because of this, it is vital to cybersecurity that you understand how to identify and handle phishing attempts.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. We here at Lighthouse IT Solutions will once again be joining to raise awareness of digital threats and offer knowledge on how to protect yourself from said threats. So the best way to start doing that is to go through the common cyber-security threats!
One of the most common methods hackers employ in breaching networks and stealing secure information is phishing attacks, which is when they disguise their malicious websites or emails as legitimate ones. We have discussed phishing before and will again in more detail next week.