Autotask Week in IT: Securing BYOD Data, Top Security Risks and Company Culture

December 15, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

CSO Online: 3 Options for Securing BYOD Data
By Rich Campagna
In today’s mobile, cloud-first world, organizations are allowing unprecedented levels of work to be completed from outside of the office. Employees and employers both benefit from the flexibility and efficiency that arises when workers can perform their duties from coffee shops, airports, their homes and more. As such, providing employees with the ability to work remotely is an excellent way to attract and retain a talented, productive team.

IT Pro Portal: Tech Bosses ‘Woefully Unprepared’ on Top Security Risks
By Michael Moore
Businesses around the world are leaving themselves open to online attack by failing to invest in proper security protection, new research has claimed. A global report from CA Veracode found that instead of focusing on security protection in the wake of 2017's huge cyber-attacks, many companies are instead choosing to spend big on digital transformation projects.

Forbes: Define Your Culture, Don’t Let Your Culture Define You
By Suzanne Hyatt
A recent study on the Employee Experience by IBM and social recognition provider Globoforce revealed a direct link between company culture, employee performance and retention. There is also increasing evidence linking company profitability and culture. Clearly, culture is important. And the critical component in both creating and defining culture, according to both studies, is a company’s leadership.

TechRepublic: 99% of Office Workers Threaten Their Company’s Cybersecurity
By Olivia Krauth
Virtually all office workers—99%—admit to making at least one action that could threaten a company's cybersecurity, a new report from Intermedia found. Out of more than 1,000 office workers interviewed, nearly all said they did at least one potentially dangerous activity, such as sharing or autosaving passwords or sending work documents to personal accounts or devices.

TechTarget: Analytics Uses Drive Need for Speed in Working with Big Data
By Jack Vaughn
If you were to visit some data scientist's home at night and peek in the window, you might see a computer running with its screensaver disabled. That's because the data scientist had to bring home analytics work that takes too long to run in the corporate data center. What is the upshot? If data professionals have learned anything, it is that they have to be innovative in this era of digital business and find new ways to move ideas into operations fast. 

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