Some harmful mobile apps also happen to be extremely popular. Certain instant messenger apps, social media apps, and mobile games can be some of the most hazardous to use in a corporate environment. This is because they may try to gain access to sensitive personal or financial information, or silently make use of features such as the camera or microphone.
This is where mobile device management (MAM) can be very beneficial, as it allows your IT team to only provide staff with access to specific apps they need to work. It also gives them the ability to delete apps and data from the device remotely – which is useful if the device is stolen or lost, or an employee leaves the organization under less-than-favorable circumstances.
Use multiple data encryption protocols:
Combined, multiple data encryption technologies can provide you with much stronger data security than one encryption protocol alone. When comparing apps and solutions, choose those that use a combination of encryption protocols, such as TLS/SSL, IPsec, and AES-256. This will cast a wider net and make it harder for hackers to slip through.
Securely configure cloud services:
Cloud services are often accessed from mobile devices, making cloud security an important part of a mobile security strategy. Bear in mind that third-party cloud providers are only responsible for the backend cloud infrastructure – the actual data security will be your responsibility. Be sure to:
As more organizations adopt a mobile-first culture, having a mobile-centric security strategy becomes increasingly important. Adopting these best practices will help to protect you against a quickly evolving landscape of online threats and malicious apps, and help to prevent loss of critical data.