Over 50% use unauthorized file sharing apps at work

Sixty-six percent of those polled use free file-sharing platforms and, among these, 55 percent do so without alerting their IT departments. Without knowing which tools are being deployed within their organizations, IT administrators risk corporate assets, sensitive information and intellectual property being distributed, modified and stored without authorization. In some cases, this can result in violations of national and international laws regarding data security, transparency and privacy. (shared by addthis) Read more

As an IT professional, it can become a logistical nightmare when BYOD is allowed in an organization. BYOD works in education by giving students that extra resource when completing homework or taking notes. Reasons why BYOD needs to be monitored.

  • Outdated OS updates (multiple platforms)
  • Outdated Anti-virus software
  • P2P file sharing illegal software
  • Application Downloading and bandwidth

Steps to take

  • BYOD policies
  • NAP protection
  • Subnetting / VLAN segregation of the network
  • Track Applications downloaded
  • Educate Employees
  • Promote wipe utilities
  • Promote updates/anti-virus utilities
  • Require registration

About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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