Sunday, September 26, 2021

Keep BYOD from killing your network

For security managers, there likely isn’t an acronym that makes knees shake more than BYOD. For them, ‘bring your own device’ means ‘bring us your security headaches.’
 
But as Lee Badman writes in Network Computing, there are also network implications for BYOD because of the increasing and varied number of devices connecting to the system. So he offers three tips for overseeing the network side of things.
 
 
 
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“The influx of BYOD clients has a ripple effect that runs through wireless controllers, ACLs, switch configurations, DHCP pools, and the training of support staff,” he writes.
 
These tips are worth reviewing and being acted on. 

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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