To gain an edge on mobile security planning, many IT professionals are seeking out the Security+ certification, which is an entry-level cyber security credential. People who have gained this certification are well-versed in a number of topics including cyber threats, the cybersecurity landscape as it pertains to performing surveys, fundamentals regarding confidentiality and integrity, deploying security applications, and concepts regarding network infrastructure.
This is important because mobile devices are in the hands of virtually everyone in the workplace, adding another level of risk for cyberattack. Deploying these devices must come with a modicum of respect for all the different ways in which they can be compromised.
How can you better protect your organization’s infrastructure and data in this age of mobility?
Secure the Devices
Any mobile device distributed to a company employee should have security functionalities installed. Also, passwords associated with these devices must be difficult to impossible to guess should the device get into the wrong hands. Using the two-factor authentication process should be standard operating procedure for greater mobile security protection.
Establish a Written Mobile Security Policy
Your policy should spell out exactly what is expected of anyone using a mobile device. For example, everyone should know what resources are allowed to be accessed, what applications can be installed and how upgrades and patches are to be installed and updated. A security update alert should never be ignored, as this is often how devices are compromised.
Make Your Mobile Security Strategy Easy to Understand
One way to get everyone on board with your strategy is to design a model that provides a visual context. This gives everyone a better understanding of the threats that are out there and the controls you have in place to keep them at arm’s length.
Enforce the Mobile Security Policy
Your security team needs to also be the enforcing agents who ensure your policies are strictly followed. It’s not uncommon for employees to slip up and make mistakes without really knowing it; your enforcement team needs to jump on such incidents right away so any staff mistakes aren’t duplicated.
At Copper State Communications, we assist our clients in embracing mobile technology so they can reap the benefits of it, while helping them stay safe from cyberattack. We’ve been Arizona’s go-to company for all things IT and telecom for decades, which means you can rely on our services for all your mobile security needs. Contact us today and let’s talk about how we can assist you.