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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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Extend IT, Security Policies 
Devices entering an enterprise should be subjected to management practices previously adopted for laptops and smartphones. If you haven't updated your policy, do so now, and make sure employees sign it. 
'Employees who want to bring their own devices should alert the IT department, but practically speaking that's hard to track and not everyone will do it,' Goodnow said. 'You want to identify what's out there, and if you can find overlay software that allows you to cut off connection to your network, that's critical. You need to have a system in place that can disconnect the device, wipe it, and identify potential breaches if they exist.' 
(Image: TBIT via Pixabay)

Extend IT, Security Policies

Devices entering an enterprise should be subjected to management practices previously adopted for laptops and smartphones. If you haven't updated your policy, do so now, and make sure employees sign it.

"Employees who want to bring their own devices should alert the IT department, but practically speaking that's hard to track and not everyone will do it," Goodnow said. "You want to identify what's out there, and if you can find overlay software that allows you to cut off connection to your network, that's critical. You need to have a system in place that can disconnect the device, wipe it, and identify potential breaches if they exist."

(Image: TBIT via Pixabay)

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