How to Protect a Business with Mobile Security?

Enterprise Security Magazine | Tuesday, January 18, 2022

With mobile device attacks on the rise, businesses must invest in mobile security and encourage employees to use safer practices.

Fremont, CA: Few business owners and leaders had to examine why mobile security was crucial before smartphones became the norm. There are many more issues about an organization's cybersecurity today, with mobile security being one of the most important. Many firms, however, continue to overlook the potential ramifications of employees using personal smartphones for work or company smartphones for personal use. Mobile malware and other security risks targeting mobile devices are becoming more common; therefore, businesses must take steps to protect their devices.

How to protect a business with mobile security?

Create a Device Policy

A corporate device policy establishes a set of expectations that employees are aware of and the repercussions of not adhering to them. Be particular to address the use of both company-issued and personal devices to cover all of the bases.

Use software to manage mobile devices

Implement mobile device management (MDM) software to improve security. MDM is critical for separating business and personal information for employees, as well as allowing organizations to set device security measures. On-premises software is typically more expensive, less flexible, and difficult to operate than cloud-based software. Look for capabilities that allow to remotely see device information, set up devices, manage and update apps, set device usage limitations, and wipe device data when required.

Use MDM software, if possible, to enforce the company's security policies across all devices. This might range from simply choosing strong passwords to encrypting data to setting up containers to keep business and personal information isolated.

Ensure that all devices are up to date

Whether an enterprise is evaluating the relevance of mobile security or looking to improve cybersecurity for other hardware or software, company equipment must be kept up to date. An update can fix issues in the operating system, improve software security, and improve the device's and software's performance. Businesses frequently neglect to update their software, particularly on mobile devices. Mobile malware can infiltrate a smartphone as a result of these delays, leaving users vulnerable to a cyberattack.