Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Training Staff in Mobile Computing

Mobility is the new standard business practice. There is no getting away from it. It's convenient and makes staff more productive. But there are risks, and no matter how many controls have been put into place, such as required VPNs and skeleton laptops, the staff themselves need to take precautions from having the data or the hardware hijacked.

These precautions range from simply taking care of the actual hardware to prevent it being stolen to not doing business over public networks to turning off wireless and bluetooth functions when they are not in use.

It's important that staff be trained in this usage and, to the extent possible, that compliance procedures be put in place. For an excellent article on the precautions that should be considered, follow this link.

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