BYOD. No, that’s not a misprint. It means Bring Your Own Device, which is not just good advice, it pretty much sums up how we do business today (or should) – from remote locations, 24/7. And that means...
1. Consider backing up your files to the cloud. But do your homework and select the most reputable service.
2. By storing your files in the cloud, you can get to them anywhere, anytime. You just need a good Internet connection.
3. Make sure all your mobile devices are password protected. That mean's your iPhone and Blackberry!
4. Enable encryption on your hard drive. If your laptop is stolen, your hard drive can be removed. But if your data are encrypted, the information on that drive will become inaccessible to the thief.
5. When you send via email a document or confidential memo to a client, send it as a PDF file. That way, it becomes very difficult, if not impossible, to make unauthorized changes to the document.
6. Consult tech experts about cloud computing. They’ll steer you in the right direction.
The panel discussion was moderated by Anton Hios, vice president, Executive Programs, Uptime Institute. The panelists were Greg Briggs, technical advisor, Microsoft; Rob Kissner, president, The Digital Arts Experience; John Nunes, chief information officer and partner, Compufit; and James Oliverio, president, Another 9. This Lunch & Learn program was sponsored by Mahopac National Bank, Provident Bank, and Mercy College.