Most businesses count on mobile devices to stay productive. Unfortunately, without managing endpoints correctly with a proper mobile security strategy, you’re left vulnerable. Given that mobile devices face a complex array of threats, the typical endpoint management must be reconsidered, and that’s what a good mobile security strategy seeks to do.
For example, losing a mobile device is quite easy — much easier than losing something as large as a laptop. That’s an obvious threat but less obvious is the way mobile devices are often connecting to insecure networks, which can result in data breaches. Therefore, IT leaders are tasked with seeking out solutions that will make mobile devices safer to use, especially considering the numerous malicious applications that target sensitive data.
Accessing the Right Security Tools
The foundation of a mobile security strategy is found in mobile threat defense tools. The goal is to use these tools to create virtual private networks so user network connections are safe and secure to use. Encryption tools are also valuable because, should a mobile device be lost or stolen, the data within it will be useless to those who shouldn’t have access to it. Furthermore, encryption tools help in keeping data safe as it migrates.
Mobile threat detection is also a weapon in the arsenal that every mobile security strategy should include. Detection tools utilize an analytics engine, which can track user behavior, establish a baseline, and offer warnings when an anomaly is detected. An analytics engine is a proactive measure that can stop a threat dead in its tracks.
Threat detection tools are also used to send alerts should a mobile device be reconfigured, thus giving administrators the insights they need to take action in a quick manner.
Apps give users the ability to improve their workflow, but there are malicious apps out there that can derail your progress. Mobile administrators need to inform users about app usage and take it a step further by creating a list of apps that are known to be less than secure and that users should never download them.
Administrators can create alerts for when a user tries to download an app that has been placed on the list and take action. For example, they can uninstall an app that has been downloaded or simply disable it. To ensure that the user doesn’t do it again, administrators should send an email detailing the action taken.
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