BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, allows employees to work from and access company data from their smartphones and tablets. Many businesses have begun adopting BYOD policies as it gives their employees not only a sense of freedom but because it also saves the company money on tech costs. Telecommuting has risen in popularity with both employers and workers, and a BYOD policy offers a way to ease that transition and make the process more effective. Although BYOD seems straightforward, there are a few integral factors that must be taken into account in its implementation; namely, security and efficiency. There’s also the matter of making the policy worthwhile to employees in the first place.
Ransomware is on the rise, and its targets range from individuals to government and law enforcement agencies. Hacking and generally malicious cyber activity has always been lucrative for cyber terrorists who often use stolen information to commit identity fraud, or sell sensitive information to third parties. Ransomware is the latest form of malware to capitalize on the potential gains of cybercrime by requesting that victims pay to have their own computers or files unlocked for use. That’s right. They ask you to pay your own ransom.