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IoT Security is a Key Business Concern

by | Feb 12, 2018 | MyTek Blog, Security

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Security risks are everywhere because the Internet of Things is everywhere too. This makes it vital for your business to hold security as an important prospect of success. You should also take the IoT risks into account so that your company is prepared for anything.

Are You Willing To Risk Your Business?

When your business takes a look at your security risks, you’ll need to decide what can and what cannot be left vulnerable. This can be compared to how much access you give your employees. The more data you allow your employees to see, the more they utilize the IoT in your office. In the same way, the less information that is given to your employees, the less risk there is in their use of Internet of Things devices.

When using IoT devices, it is important to take relativity and other factors into consideration. If your employees do not have access to sensitive information, it may be totally OK for them to use IoT devices. You might also want to look at your company’s IoT security preferences and handbook to see what is deemed OK and what is not before you take action.

Training Your Staff

If your staff is well-trained, they will be prepared to uphold your best security practices. It is never enough for the leaders to be the only ones on high alert, your entire team should be on the lookout. They also need to have a strong understanding of your business’ policies. Your staff should be ready to notice IT threats so they can be taken care of.

You Must Be An Example

Office leaders need to be the ones who take the first steps in order to teach your team how to be aware of IoT risks. Lead by example so your team knows the protocol and does not put your data in danger. For more information on IoT and security solutions, give MyTek a call today at 623-312-2440.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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