Portable ICT and BYOD security awareness
Introduction and scope of the awareness module
Aside from the ubiquitous information security risks affecting all kinds of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) systems equally, portable, mobile and wearable ICT devices typically require additional security controls to address the additional risks relating to their portability, flexibility and physical exposure.
The risks include the obvious (such as physical loss and damage) and not-so-obvious (such as the changes to social structures and power relationships that accompany mobile working, an that are going on around us right now).
BYOD presents yet more risks as a result of both the organization and the employee having a shared interest in the ICT equipment and the data on it. One issue covered in the awareness materials is the complicated and potentially costly question of intellectual property ownership in a BYOD situation.
And yet, at the same time, the broader business and personal benefits of portable ICT and BYOD are substantial, enough to more than offset at least some of the information security risks. Knowing which risks to accept and which to mitigate, avoid or pass on, is the trick to staying out of trouble.
June’s awareness module was designed with the following broad learning objectives in mind:
As always, subscribers are invited to adapt or elaborate on the NoticeBored materials if your learning and awareness objectives differ.
Awareness materials provided in the module
The following unlocked MS Office files are included in the NoticeBored module, divided as always across three parallel streams covering the topic from the differing perspectives of general employees, managers and IT professionals:
Making the most of your NoticeBored subscription
As always, the train-the-trainer guide provided in the module suggests a variety of creative ways to get every once of value from the NoticeBored content. Aside from checking and disseminating the materials, we’ve suggested some awareness activities going beyond the usual posters, seminars and case studies.
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