Many companies are allowing employees to embrace the concept of BYOD (i.e bringing your own device) at work. This has already extended the official engagement of mobile devices in a big way. People are no longer stuck to their desktops while at work. They can move anywhere or be located away from and yet be connected to the office. This is where enterprise mobility solutions have taken center stage. As with all things on the internet, the need to overcome security threats with new trends of mobility solutions and encryption is required. This blog offers some engaging content that will strengthen the security systems of various mobile with strategic clarifications which naturally begin with encryption.
Seal the device doors!
Encryption is the most powerful of all the enterprise mobility solutions. It is capable of concealing all the device doors in three layers. This information comes from Gartner which has conducted case studies.
Device security is paramount. If something goes wrong then all the data is lost. To overcome this security, challenge the lost device needs to be tracked, traced and given back to the owner at the least available time. The device is stolen to steal data primarily. Every business user who uses mobile version to do business will need to have password and authentication codes to prevent data from being stolen. It will also ensure that even if the mobile device opens, the data exchange will not be possible. The device will have a card reader or a secure storage box embedded to conceal the sensitive information.
All users will have to be careful while accessing data in a public place. The data flow will have to be restricted so that it is not tapped by anyone. Limiting the remote access also caters to strengthening the mobile security and promotes enterprise mobility solutions in a big way. Any corporate which allows employees to work remotely with devices in a public place will need to ensure that hackers are not able to access information. Often hackers interpret data and exchange it on Wi-Fi systems. The same needs to be secure even from the office.
Security audits essential to protect information
The mobile environment needs to function smoothly and be secure. An annual inspection and testing of its strength towards encryption are essential. There are many security firms who conduct tests and also offer the latest solutions for mobile encryption. They assess the level of threats and prepare the device for better service within the public and office environment. In case there is a data loss what should be the company policy is determined during such audits. They are also able to detect any threats that may occur in the future. This is a compliance that every enterprise needs to be ready for every year.
How does data loss prevention work?
Every company works on a secure network system. Employees should be made aware of keeping the sensitive data concealed. Large companies already have their data loss policies in place to ensure that they can adhere to it and exercise caution with regard to sharing, be accessing, be transferring, be deleting data from the mobile device. Often an authorized app is safer to use while sharing the information within the company. The same should be restricted to cloud services and data should not be edited or deleted or saved. It is very important for all enterprises to continue to know more about data breaches and how protection is important as more employees turn to portable devices even to do work.
Other levels that need safety measures
Other than the three larger levels of data, device and network protection, there is a need to further strengthen the enterprise mobility solutions by enabling restricted permissions. There are different ways to view the data and this is a cause for concern. The permission level should be according to the sensitivity of the data and designation of the person accessing it. While some data can be simply shared publically, the others have to be restricted to a few personnel of a department or confidential between even lesser than five people in the company. With sophisticated mobile devices, only a few are allowed permission to use the data. Is there a remote wipe available? Yes, it gives the IT department’s security officer to remove data from the device when ordered. This, of course, is the ultimate way to secure and protect sensitive information which may be on the move to unauthorized person/s.