The Security Risk of Managed and Unmanaged Devices.
The hardware portion of your cyber security matters!
By that, we mean the end product given to consumer.
What Are Managed and Unmanaged Devices?
A managed device is one whose functions is in control of a business – even if a consumer possesses the device.
An example of that is a modem whose configuration is under total control of the Internet Service Provider.
Alternatively, unmanaged devices are the opposite. The consumer controls the device completely (while possessing it). An example of that is a smartphone. After purchase, a user can configure the operating system and apps to their liking. Why This Matters.
If your services are unmanaged (under consumer control), then you need to install easy-to-use safety features that consumers can configure.
This includes customizable password access, security questions and keys, etc. As for managed systems, this is an issue of tracking your own software – ensuring no unauthorized access, and proper storage of customer information.