Currently happening in Las Vegas is the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), which highlights the latest gadgets and gizmos that could be hitting store shelves shortly. Over the last few years, many of the devices debuted at CES have found their way into employees' personal lives and eventually through office doors, seeking access to the company network.
IT Principals are faced with this scenario more often. While the benefits of using smartphones and tablets as business tools are easy to understand, the security concerns that accompany them could turn tech executives off from adopting the technology.
There seem to be a growing number of malwares being used by cybercriminals that IT departments need to combat with anti-virus software and firewalls. On top of that, any lapse in judgement by an employee on their own device – downloading in their personal time, poor password strength, etc. – can lead to company data being compromised the moment that device is plugged into the network.
In a guest column for the San Diego Source, Taranet executives – a California-based cyber security firm – tout the importance of partnering with a trusted VAR or MSP for a third-party security audit.
"Before undergoing a formal audit or assessment for required reporting or compliance, the best plan of action is to obtain a third-party independent security assessment that can objectively and discreetly make organizations aware of privacy vulnerabilities in their systems, operations and policies before they become a potential risk," reads the report.
Solution Providers can help business stay ahead of the latest security concerns. VARs and MSPs that have partnered with VAR Staffing have the top talent to combat any cybercriminals.