Tips for Securing Mobile Devices
Tips on Managing, Controlling and Securing Mobile Devices
While mobile devices increase employee productivity and are seen as contributing to a rise in return on investment (ROI), organizations must also identify the risks associated with mobile devices stemming from human factors to technology and architecture issues. To benefit from the operational efficiencies gained from mobile device usage, organizations should implement controls to mitigate any associated risk.
Here are 7 considerations to help in managing, controlling and securing mobile devices in your organization:
- Policy—A security policy should exist for mobile devices and should include:
- Rules for appropriate physical and logical handling
- Controls pertaining to mobile device usage, specifying the type of information, the kind of devices and the type of information services that may be accessible through the devices
- Mobile security tools—Mobile devices should be safeguarded against malicious code by:
- Scanning apps and other programs/data
- Regularly updating antivirus software
- Encryption—All data labeled as sensitive should be properly secured while in transit or at rest.
- Secure transmission—The mobile device user should connect to the corporate network via a secure connection, and sensitive information should be adequately protected as per corporate policy.
- Device management—There should be an asset management process in place for tracking mobile devices. It should include procedures for lost and stolen devices and terminated employees.
- Access control—The configuration must include limiting access to sensitive data by disabling data synchronization features that can access shared files or network drives that contain data prohibited for mobile use.
- Awareness training—Ongoing awareness training should be in place to address physical and logical security of mobile devices. This should include identifying types of information being stored on mobile devices.
How Loricca Can Help
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