Top 10 Mobile Device Security Best Practices
In many business there now are more BYOD and WYOD devices than people. In many cases they can access and alter critical enterprise data
Security is a key concern as protection of enterprise digital assets is the focus of many C-Level executives
With the move towards more mobile and office site computing users are challenged to keep their BYOD device safe and secure.
The list below should be followed to ensure that the data and electronic assets of the enterprise are protected to their fullest. Note that the Security Manual template address all of these issues and is used by over 3,00o enterprises world wide.
- Purchase mobile devices only from suppliers who release patches quickly.
- Implement the locking feature on the device
- Utilize applications on the device from the vendor (Apple or Google) application store
- When possible utilize two-factor authentication
- Use device encryption
- Connect to WI-Fi via a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
- Utilize a Password management system
- Utilize anti-Virus software
- Turn off inactive features like connections that are not used
- If you don't use an application, uninstall it.
Now the enterprise's user population implements these 10 best practices they will have gone a long way to minimize the risk from hacker attacks as well as eliminating key threats that mobile user face.