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6/6/2016
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Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking

Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
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Understand Your Legal Responsibilities 
When a breach occurs, accusations fly. While it's impossible to anticipate everything that could possibly happen, it is prudent to put some safeguards in place.   
'There's a heightened level of responsibility if a company is providing someone with a piece of technology. There's an assumption that you have vetted that,' said James Goodnow, a technology attorney at law firm Fennemore Craig, in an interview. 'If a lawsuit arises, you'd look at it primarily from a negligence standpoint: What would a reasonable business do under the circumstances?'
Of course, what is 'reasonable' can change over time, particularly when it comes to the use of technology and adherence to technology standards (in the case of manufacturers and third parties). Meanwhile, consumers, employees, and employers should use common sense about the information they put on wearables, and consider the cost and benefits of using the devices, Goodnow said.
(Image: stevepb via Pixabay)

Understand Your Legal Responsibilities

When a breach occurs, accusations fly. While it's impossible to anticipate everything that could possibly happen, it is prudent to put some safeguards in place.

"There's a heightened level of responsibility if a company is providing someone with a piece of technology. There's an assumption that you have vetted that," said James Goodnow, a technology attorney at law firm Fennemore Craig, in an interview. "If a lawsuit arises, you'd look at it primarily from a negligence standpoint: What would a reasonable business do under the circumstances?"

Of course, what is "reasonable" can change over time, particularly when it comes to the use of technology and adherence to technology standards (in the case of manufacturers and third parties). Meanwhile, consumers, employees, and employers should use common sense about the information they put on wearables, and consider the cost and benefits of using the devices, Goodnow said.

(Image: stevepb via Pixabay)

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