Smartwatch Security in the Workplace

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Posted on: March 19th, 2015 by Matthew Clover

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Smartwatches have been around for awhile, but the upcoming release of the Apple Watch has the potential to bring them into the mainstream. While the Apple Watch, and other Smartwatches, have the potential to increase efficiency, they also provide another device that can store and/or access corporate data. This presents another device that will need to be incorporated into a business’s BYOD security policy as well as another device to manage.

As of right now really the only method available to businesses, at least where the Apple Watch is concerned, is making sure that the appropriate policies are in place and people are aware of the risks. There is no way to block an Apple Watch from connecting to an iPhone containing work data without disabling the functionality of the iPhone itself. The following article covers the questions businesses should start asking in preparation of the arrival of the Apple Watch in April: The Apple Watch will invade your workspace. Here’s how to prepare.