08.05.2016Enterprise Tech

Enterprise Technology Spotlight: BYOD, Healthcare and IoT

By: Grainne Colgan
Business with multiple devices

With employees wanting more control over how, where, and with which device they use to work, organizations can no longer ignore the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to work phenomenon. The good news: there are benefits for companies as well. The bad news: the risks companies assume with BYOD are real (and can’t be ignored).

Security remains a hot topic in the healthcare space. The industry balances the need for more automation and patient calls for digital information (everything from Fitbits to electronic medical records) with increased security risks created by this digital embrace. Three out of every four data breaches can be traced to the most common security issues. Healthcare companies need to be vigilant.

Nearly every enterprise is looking for ways to take full advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT). However, there are security risks enterprises need to consider as they encourage an increased number of connect points and connected employees – both inside and outside the physical office.

More on all of the above, below:

Bring your device to work but keep to company rules

As more organizations embrace the BYOD movement, BYOD policies are becoming critical to ensure company data is safe guarded. Industry experts give their thoughts on current BYOD trends, and discuss the importance of organizations reviewing BYOD policies regularly as business needs change. (Raconteur/The Times)

How to better prevent more healthcare breaches

Did you know three out of every four healthcare data breach can be traced to three common security issues? The same security errors are occurring despite advances in information security research and cyber detection solutions and tools. One of the biggest security problems is healthcare organisations not fully understanding the importance of encryption. Healthcare organizations need to make security a priority. (Health Data Management)

IoT hidden security risks: How businesses and telecommuters can protect themselves

We all know that IoT has created a huge new world of connected devices but it has also created a world of new security risks. Industry experts discuss current security trends, risks and ways to for individuals and enterprises to mitigate security risks. (Tech Republic)