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October 25, 2012 
Greetings!
 
In lieu of October being Cyber Security Awareness Month, we've included our most recent original content surrounding the rapidly emerging topic of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace. One of the biggest changes over the past few months has been the demand by the user to incorporate personal devices.  Already adopted on work phones with tools like email - users are asking for even more from their IT departments, which comes with numerous risks to be cautious of. 

Today's infrastructure calls for more flexibility and better adaptation around the end-user. Better technologies have allowed organizations to move their environments offsite and into the cloud. 

With this type of demand in the BYOD space, one of the biggest questions on the minds of IT managers is security. In our latest blog post we take a look at some best practices revolving around security when an organization decides to move with a BYOD platform.

  • Control User Experience
  • Create a Controlled Device List
  • User Firewall Rules and Policies
  • Create a Usage Policy
  • Monitor Activity
  • Secure the Data

In the News!
Did you hear about the Barnes & Noble data breach? Black Diamond was approached by the Chicago Sun-Times for our opinion on the matter--read the story here and be sure to change your pin and check your recent transactions if you were affected! 
 
John Dudek, head of services for BDT, said consumers could always run a retailer through a search engine to see if it has ever been compromised.

"You really are taking your information and trusting it with the company that has it," said Dudek, who was at Roosevelt University for a roundtable discussion planned around October's Cyber Security Awareness Month label. 

 

"The simple answer is pay cash," said Jacob Furst, a professor at DePaul University specializing in information security.

 

 
Featured Employee
Name: Jessica Clavijo
Job Title: Marketing Intern

Education: Southern Illinois University (Go Salukis!) 
At SIU I was extremely involved with on-campus activities: Hispanic Student Council, AAF-American Advertising Federation at SIUC, Student Programming Council Events and Fundraising, joined a multi-cultural sorority which was dedicated to academics, philanthropy, and community service. 
 
Hobbies: Social media, fitness, reading, attending sporting events, and spoiling my dog! 
 
What do you like about working at BDT? At BDT I enjoy learning new IT concepts everyday and expanding my technical knowledge, my awesome co-workers and the comfortable work environment, and that I get to use social media all day! Oh, and our new office pet Chippy the Chipmunk (kidding), never a dull moment at the office! 
 
Thanks for reading the Black Diamond newsletter, stay tuned for more industry news in November! In the mean time, be sure to check out our blog each week for new and original articles. 


Sincerely,
Black Diamond Technologies

Recent Blog Posts
 

Cloud Connect Chicago: Event Recap (Video)
Top Considerations in Today's IT Infrastructure (Whitepaper)
 



By 2014, BYOD users will more than double in the enterprise when 350 million employees will use their own mobile devices, compared with 150 million today. 
 
Check out our brand spanking new infographic outlining the pros and cons of BYOD in the workplace!
 
 
 


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