Mobile security is the protection of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other portable computing devices, and the networks they connect to, from threats and vulnerabilities associated with wireless computing. Mobile security is also known as wireless security.
Ninety-nine percent of the enterprise workforce currently uses mobile devices, smart phones and tablets to perform their jobs today. And most of the security leaders describe their organizations as both partially or fully mobile, deriving enhanced productivity and other business benefits.
But there are those that say that mobility comes with a greater number of security risks and concerns than expected. But some still say that more IT resources are required to support the increased number of devices and applications.
Although mobile security is challenging and comes with some costs, the following list of mobile security best practices can help protect mobile devices and their users from unwanted exposure or unauthorized disclosure of company or organization IP, trade secrets or competitive advantages. Some of these practices aim at securing the mobile devices themselves, while others aim to protect the data and applications with which mobile users need to interact. All will help reduce risk of loss or harm to your company or organization.
Mobile Devices Need Antimalware Software
Secure Mobile Communications
Require Strong Authentication, Use Password Controls
Create Separate, Secured Mobile Gateways Choose (or Require) Secure Mobile Devices, Help Users Lock Them Down