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FBI’s new campaign aims to secure BYOD

FBI’s new campaign aims to secure BYOD
The Siliconreview
04 March, 2020

Whether a person is running a non-profit organization, a business, or a political campaign, sometimes it is inevitable to stop the volunteers and employees from BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Usually using a personal device for work is not acceptable but sometimes it is difficult to stop them. If an organization is allowing BYOD then they must establish a fully written BYOD policy. The policies must include installing of certain security applications in the personal devices to prevent malware attacks. With little research, it is easy to find secure messaging apps that are credible. By deploying endpoint protection we can also monitor whether the devices are remaining compliant.

An incident response plan must be created to protect the devices in case of security fails and the plan can be drafted on www.fbi.gov/protectedvoices. To have a plan in place and the necessary resources beforehand, we can prevent/minimize the damage during a crisis.  Recently the FBI had launched an initiative called the Protected Voices to assist the American voters and political campaigns. The new initiative includes guidance and information from various national agencies like the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.