Follow these 3 mobile security measures to protect your Enterprise Networks

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Following in-depth mobile security, the strategy can help protect your enterprise network from security, privacy, and compliance related cyber threats which often emerge from vulnerable mobile apps. It’s like strengthening the defense line against major threats which have the greatest potential impact and this simple move will help mitigate 80% of security risks.

But here arises the big question and that is on how to devise an in-depth security strategy….?

To make things easy for the corporate CTOs and CIOs; Cybersecurity Insiders brings to you 3 proactive measures to keep your organization isolated from the most prevalent risks in the cyber landscape. And those are as follows-

Choosing a more secure mobile device and OS- The foremost thing to keep in mind is to prefer a manufacturer and mobile OS that promptly pushes out security updates on time. So, here they are only two options for you- one is to use an iOS or an Android loaded device. In corporate environments where ‘Bring your own device (BYOD)’ mobility is prevailing, making such a decision always helps.

Configuring the device with MDM- A Mobile Device Management strategy also known as an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) tool also helps in managing employee mobile devices in a safe and secure manner. For instance, IBM MaaS360, MobileIron, VMware Airwatch, and Citrix XenMobile are some of the top-notch tools which have gathered the attention of the market with the highest number of positive reviews so far.

Here’ the functionality might differ a bit from vendor to vendor. But the objective remains the same- protect the device from all kinds of cyber threats by ensuring that the corporate policies are well incorporated along with a quarantining compromise option for non-compliant devices and app whitelisting and blacklisting capabilities.

Technically speaking an apt MDM solution helps admins to securely configure devices and set device usage policy levels in-line with the prevailing mobile app risks.

Involve in occasional auditing of apps- Some organizations especially those in the healthcare and manufacturing sector have over 50,000 apps in their MDM inventory. Time to time auditing of all such apps when it comes to security and privacy exposures will ensure that the digital assets in your enterprise remain isolated from the access of hackers.

Here’s where third-party mobile app vetting could help which can be subscribed for a premium. These systems often allow admins to feed into the EMM systems with info related to apps which can be whitelisted and blacklisted.

Such app vetting techniques can also help identify risky mobile apps in time before any data loss could take place.

Conclusion

When CIOs and company heads decide to put all such basic security measures in place, such initiatives will surely help in guarding the enterprise IT assets from all major cyber threats.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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