As mobile devices have become an integral part of our daily lives, so have the risks they pose. But there are ways to protect yourself from these dangers! The best way is with a good security plan that covers both personal and business-driven needs – which in turn will help you avoid any potential problems before it even starts by preventing unauthorized users from accessing your network resources.
While this article goes into more detail about what steps companies should take when designing their individual enterprise solutions (which include things like monitoring employee behavior) let’s keep the focus on how Mobile Device Security relates back directly towards reducing information theft via hindered access or interception at the smartphone level.
What do you mean by mobile security?
When it comes to keeping your business safe from data breaches, you can’t afford the risks that portable devices pose. With more than half of company computers now being used on the go instead of at home or in an office setting – these mobile PCs present a unique set of challenges for network security practices across all locations and uses employees require access to during work hours (potential threats include malicious apps). And when combined with employee lost phones? Potential losses are staggering! To avoid any potential catastrophe, enterprises need preventative measures taken right away, so they don’t find themselves caught off guard later down the road as well.
The use of mobile devices by employees has created new security challenges for the company network. Potential threats include malicious apps, phishing scams, and data leakage as well as spyware on their personal device which can be used against them in a variety of ways including theft or loss if they do not take precautions themselves. In order to avoid this risk, it is important that companies have clear preventative measures put into place before anything happens, so proper steps have been taking ton to protect their networks and data.
From a preventative perspective, companies should have some sort of remote wipe capability in place to make sure that if the device is lost or stolen, there won’t be any sensitive information left on it that can later fall into unwanted hands. Next, they need to isolate company email from personal accounts through the use of an app like Good Technology’s Secure Email Gateway. In addition, they must ensure employees are connecting only with secure apps by using services such as Lookout Mobile Security or Trend Micro™ Mobile Security for Enterprise
Why is mobile security important?
The use of mobile device security solutions is on the rise, as it provides a number of great benefits for IT departments. Not only does this protect against malicious threats to company data, but it also ensures compliance to industry standards. What’s even better is that mobile security solutions can be used not just on smartphones but tablets too, solving the problem of users bringing their own devices into work and potentially exposing company data in the process
Steps for securing a smartphone:
The first step in ensuring your organization’s information remains secure while using these devices, make sure you take control over them through remote administration tools. This way, if an employee leaves the company, they won’t still have access to all of your files sitting on their device! For any apps employees use at work (like email), follow best practices by limiting what types of personal accounts it can connect with, such as allowing only work email accounts. This way, the device will only connect with a company-owned account and your IT team can ensure that all messages are kept secure by automatically encrypting them on their servers.
The best way to ensure data security while employees use smartphones at work is through remote administration tools, which give you control over these devices even after an employee leaves or if they bring their own device into the office. You should then limit what types of personal accounts each app can connect with (such as allowing only corporate email) so there’s no risk of nonwork related information getting leaked onto business phones., make sure you’re using