Most people these days are using smartphones and tablets to research information on various products or services, and organizations who want to stay ahead in business can afford to miss this trend. Further, enterprises who fail to keep up with cybersecurity’s best practices in the mobile environment will likely experience more than a headache—it could lead to massive failure. Although many companies have admitted to sacrificing mobile security to improve business performance, they are also believed to be experiencing data loss and significant downtime as a result of choosing performance over protection. Among the industries, it appears healthcare and the public sector are mostly affected by this security issue.
When trying to cope with the performance and security demands of in mobile technology, remember these tips:
- Enforce strict policies regarding applications: Companies should enforce a rigid policy determining what kind of applications can be downloaded by the public and create a safe environment for more secure downloads. An application management software is a great tool to identify all applications for any possible vulnerabilities.
- Deploy device management software: Organizations must ensure that users are changing their default passwords and deploying mobile endpoint security and threat detection across all devices.
- Educate all users: Employees should always be properly informed and trained. Regular security-based education and evaluation of employee awareness levels are critical.
As long as there are effective policies in place, it is possible to achieve great security within mobile technology—and even greater changes of professional success.