Bring Your Own Device: Advantages, Dangers, Risks and best Policy to stay secure

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Learning IT-Security

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is more complex than most people know, read further to learn…

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motivation, engagement, heroes, Security-Scouts, critical thinking, stay out of the box, adapt to new technologies, be aware of the malware, nobody is perfect, knowing the dangers and risks, responsibility, responsibility of School, responsibility of IT-Admin, responsibilities of BYOD users, Apple insecurity, Insecurity of Apps, Principals responsibilities, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), risks of BYOD, BYOD-Policy, IT-Security Infrastructure, Teacher-Parents Meeting, Cyberwar, Cyberwarfare, Government, Internet-Safety, IT-Security knowledge basics, UK govt encourages insurers to reward good IT security…

  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

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Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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===> Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. <===

Benjamin Franklin

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WHAT is The Pedagogy Of Education 3.0 And WHY Should WE Embrace It?

To make it very short, WE SHOULD embrace it as “mLEARNing” has more positive aspects as negative ones, please check below…

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Education 3.0 and the pedagogy of Mobile-Learning

 

Click here to go to the original article ===> http://fr.slideshare.net/jgerst1111/education-30-and-the-pedagogy-of-mobile-learning <===

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Check also my “Curation” about Mobile-Learning (mLearning):

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What Teachers + Educators should learn about BYOD

TeacherMost of articles, blogs and Tweets written by educational people are showing the advantages of “Bring Your Own Device” (Hashtag for Twitter = #BYOD) and they embrace very well BYOD, which I do also; but…

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There are some more things to consider such as:

  • A BYOD Policy in the campus, school…
  • Prepare for BYOD in your organization, thus meaning: training for ALL!
  • MDM: Mobile Device Management
  • Internal IT-Security Infrastructure
  • A special IT-Security Insurance

Read my complete curation about BYOD it here: http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=BYOD where you will find also best articles and blogs who describe at it best what BYOD is as well as blogs from teachers who explain the benefits for Education…

===> Read and learn also about IT-Security, YES that is a MUST in 21st Century in Education, especially when using BYOD: <===

Learn also about eCitizen, Digital Citizenship where Teachers should stay there as good example and knowing about their responsability:

Responsability as eCitizen (Digital Citizen) for the Government, be a good patriot and know how to defend your Government against Cyber-Attacks and Cyberwar, why and how?

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Principals: did you also think about your Schools, University reputation!? Imagine that there will be a data-breach, the Press would talk about and your reputation then!? You need to get protected by having a strong BYOD-Policy and a strong IT-Security infrastructure, think on that please…

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===> The above mentioned must be included in Education and especially when using BYOD, read these blogs and curated articles and you will understand that they are a MUST ;) <=== 


Suggestions for a good BYOD Policy

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We need to know and to understand first that “Nobody Is Perfect”, no OS (Operating System) is 100% secure and there are vulnerabilities present, which need to get updated asap! This is not ONLY the IT-Admin’s task and responsibility, but our own responsibility!

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Read also:

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BYOD is becoming a prevalent Information Security and IT Focus

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===> There is a need to for a healthy Cyber-Culture, a Cyber-Hygiene introduction for a more secure Internet! Read more: Cyber-Hygiene <===

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Why our responsibility?

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Question mark iconThe IT-Admin’s responsibility is to keep secure the School’s Network and to keep it safe from Malware and attacks; if it’s a good IT-Admin with good IT-Security knowledge he will even block infected devices to access the school network, that’s his good right! So imagine that you give courses with BYOD Infrastructure and some devices are infected and the IT-Admin blocks those, your course couldn’t get held as not all of your learners can access the school network, not funny at all that situation, isn’t it?

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Check the complete slideshow here

My suggestions to prevent this is to organize a weekly security day in school for any class where the learners together with the teachers control their devices for latest updates and antivirus updates to make sure that they all are secure and don’t represent a danger and risks for the school network! Check the image below and read also the complete report from McAfee…

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Total Mobile Malware Samples in the Database

McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2012 

I suggest also that some teachers with good IT-Security knowledge create a “Security Club” in school where they train the learners about “IT-Security” to become “Security Scouts“, people with good IT-Security knowledge who can help others to stay secure. You will build up a secure community and the “Security Scouts” will be proud about their title and their responsible function. YES, responsibility that’s the right word which needs to get spread! In 21st Century Learning IT-Security and Internet-Safety are a MUST and should get maintained! Give a help to create the new 21st Century Heroes, the “IT-Security Scouts“!

Find below my blogs and other resources on How-To:

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  1. IT-Security Scouts
  2. 5 minutes tutorials on How-To get smart about IT-Security
  3. BYOD in education–TechNet Jump Start training to help your planning
  4. MDM: Mobile Device Management
  5. 6 Keys To A Flexible MDM Strategy
  6. BYOD-Security-Becomes-a-Pervasive-Issue
  7. Is BYOD a Nightmare for IT-Security
  8. Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security…
  9. UK govt encourages insurers to reward good IT security

The Internal Security of the School Network

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Attention iconText from Higher Education-Data Breach [Start]Institutions of higher learning need to think like businesses AND consider the enormous financial and reputational dangers of a data breach. Unlike many businesses, colleges and universities are under constant attack, from within as well as without. [End]

A School Network has also data bases where the information of the learners are stored and which needs to kept private! Most countries have even laws about Privacy where the head of school could get taken responsible by court for a data breach, thus meaning: the principal would face severe punishment by law if the private data of the school staff and the learners would be made public by a data breach due to no IT-Security Policy in School’s.

Best way is that the Principal and his staff talks together with the IT-Admin on How-To build up best protection, especially when using BYOD, as BYOD could be dangerous and security risks are present in the School NetworkThere is also to consider supplement costs because of new staff for IT-Security and the costs of the whole IT-Security Infrastructure…

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Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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Click image to go to source and to learn more…

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Read also and stay always informed about news of Cybersecurity:

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Tips for the IT-Admin

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Chat iconLot of schools don’t have a professional IT-Admin, a person who has learned about IT-Security and who has the necessary skills about IT-Security, so here some Tips at least to give them some help:

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Recommendations

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sharing iconIt is recommend to organize a “Teacher-Parents-Meeting” to explain the parents that their kids are safe in your school, explaining them the efforts you make and asking them also to help their kids to respect the “BYOD-Policy”!

Parents could help their kids to achieve a weekly security task, reminding them about to do it by rewarding them and also by “punishing” them with a “Task-List“, check my FREE Online Google docs here:

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Worksheets on Google Docs: 


What did we learn and what we must follow and respect!

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 WHAT YOU MUST KNOW!

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        • Automatic Windows Update must be enabled
        • For Apple devices: ALL the updates must be installed also!
        • Third Party Programs are responsible for 78% of vulnerabilities!!! What are Third Party Applications (Programs)? Knowing that third party programs are vulnerable also, we must update them also! Use SECUNIA PSI to update automatically third party programs https://secunia.com/
        • Browsers (ALL) need to get updated! This is also a MUST for Apple devices!
  • While using “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device), we ALL (Teachers, Educators and Learners) are responsible, not the IT-Admin alone!
  • While using “BYOD” we need a strong “BYOD-Policy” at least!
  • While using “BYOD” it is recommended to have also a “MDM” (Mobile Device Management)!
  • We learned that there is a need for “Mobile Device Management (MDM)” and “Mobile Application Management (MAM)”
  • It is recommend to organize a “Teacher-Parents-Meeting” to explain the parents that their kids are safe in your school, explaining them the efforts you make and asking them also to help their kids to respect the “BYOD-Policy”!
  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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