Are you “data protected” from staff using personal devices at work?
With 62% of businesses and charities reporting a data breach in the last 18 months the question of allowing staff to use their own devices at work has come under scrutiny. Many employers allow their staff to bring their own tablets and phones into work but does this create an IT nightmare for businesses which are not sufficiently tight around data strong security.
With GDPR now in place and very much a business priority the emphasis on employee responsibilities has increased. A study has found that 61% of businesses have experienced data issues with staff devices which has increased the need for a security policy before allowing staff to use their personal devices for work. Businesses need to treat personal devices the same way they treat the desk computers when it comes to security.