Mobile Device Security

Mobile Device Security | Written By Manish Kumar

In this article, Manish Kumar, is going to explain to us, ¿Why is important the security in our mobile devices?, and ¿How can you do it?.

Mobile Device Security

Nowadays, over 50 percent of business PCs are mobile, and the increase in Internet of Things (IoT) devices poses new challenges to network security.

Consequently, IT must adapt its approach to security.

A network security plan must account for all the different locations and uses that employees demand of the company network, but you can take some simple steps to improve your mobile device security.

Mobile security

Mobile security, or more specifically mobile device security, is the protection of smartphones, tablets, and laptops from threats associated with wireless computing. It has become increasingly important in mobile computing.

Mobile Device Security refers to the measures designed to protect sensitive information stored on and transmitted by laptops, smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other portable devices.

At the root of mobile device security is the goal of keeping unauthorized users from accessing the enterprise network. It is one aspect of a complete enterprise security plan.

¿Why is mobile device security important?

Mobile device security protects your data from security threats that lead to data breaches, unauthorized access to sensitive data, and even data loss as a result of user error or a stolen or misplaced device.

You can protect your employees as well as your organization with a managed mobile device security plan.

Mobile devices can also facilitate threats from employees and other insiders….

The misuse of personal cloud services through mobile applications is another issue; when used to convey enterprise data, these applications can lead to data leaks that the organization remains entirely unaware of.

Every day, businesses are targeted by cyber criminals looking for sensitive data they can use to steal identities and commit fraud.

Sometimes cyber criminals use ransomware attacks to extort money from corporations and small businesses.

Cyber criminals target mobile devices because users don’t always secure their devices or practice safe habits Without strict mobile security, every mobile device that accesses your company network is a liability.

Components of mobile device security

Here are some solutions that can help keep your mobile devices more secure.

Endpoint security

As organizations embrace flexible and mobile workforces, they must deploy networks that allow remote access.

Endpoint security solutions protect corporations by monitoring the files and processes on every mobile device that accesses a network.

By constantly scanning for malicious behavior, endpoint security can identify threats early on.

When they find malicious behavior, endpoint solutions quickly alert security teams, so threats are removed before they can do any damage.

VPN

A virtual private network, or VPN, is an encrypted connection over the Internet from a device to a network.

The encrypted connection helps ensure that sensitive data is safely transmitted. It prevents unauthorized people from eavesdropping on the traffic and allows the user to conduct remote work safely.

Secure web gateway

Secure web gateways provide powerful, overarching cloud security. Because 70 percent of attacks are distinct to the organization, businesses need cloud security that identifies previously used attacks before they are launched.

Cloud security can operate at the DNS and IP layers to defend against phishing, malware, and ransomware earlier.

By integrating security with the cloud, you can identify an attack on one location and immediately prevent it at other branches.

Email security

Email is both the most important business communication tool and the leading attack vector for security breaches.

In fact, according to the latest Cisco Midyear Cybersecurity Report, email is the primary tool for attackers spreading ransomware and other malware.

Proper email security includes advanced threat protection capabilities that detect, block, and remediate threats faster; prevent data loss; and secure important information in transit with end-to-end encryption.

Cloud access security broker

Your network must secure where and how your employees work, including in the cloud. You will need a cloud access security broker (CASB), a tool that functions as a gateway between on-premises infrastructure and cloud applications (Salesforce, Dropbox, etc.).

A CASB identifies malicious cloud-based applications and protects against breaches with a cloud data loss prevention (DLP) engine.

¿What are the benefits of mobile device security?

Mobile device security, or mobile device management, provides the following:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Security policy enforcement
  • Support of “bring your own device” (BYOD)
  • Remote control of device updates
  • Application control
  • Automated device registration
  • Data backup

Above all, mobile device security protects an enterprise from unknown or malicious outsiders being able to access sensitive company data.

¿How do I secure my mobile devices?

Securing mobile devices requires a unified and multilayered approach.

While there are core components to mobile device security, every approach may be slightly different.

For optimum security, you need to find the approach that best fits your network.

¿Should I stop using mobile devices?

No.

Businesses can often feel overwhelmed by all the mobile devices on their network as workplaces become increasingly mobile.

While it can be daunting, there are security solutions that help.

Conclusion

Besides monitoring and protecting against malicious threats to a company’s data, mobile device security—when paired with an EMM platform and other network and application security solutions—enables an IT department to remotely manage users and their devices.

This capability provides security for all mobile devices connected to a network, while giving IT the option to remotely disable unauthorized users and applications.

An EMM also allows IT to remotely wipe company data from a lost or stolen device and to control device updates. All of these measures enhance security significantly.

Making mobile devices secure is not a simple task, but it should be a high priority for any enterprise.

To combat the growing threat of cyber-attacks, companies must continually audit their mobile security solutions and consider new security measures as they become available.

Thank you for your time (Manish Kumar).

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