10 Steps Your Organization Should Take to Keep Mobile Device Data Secure

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Apps should be protected, too

Organizations need to ensure that their mobile applications are secured at the binary code level and their cryptographic keys are secured as well, Khera states. "If the app is not protected, hackers can steal a phone, jail break into the app, steal credentials, and reverse engineer the app as well as insert malicious code or create duplicate app, affecting all consumers of that app. One hack like this can severely damage an enterprise's brand reputation and lead to major financial losses and loss in revenues."

After recent reports that a Secret Service agent’s laptop was stolen from a vehicle, new questions arose about the security of mobile devices. In the case of the Secret Service laptop, those questions involved national security and the well-being of the First Family.

Although your company’s data probably doesn’t include details about how to protect a president, that information is still very important for the operations and financial well-being of your business. The disappearance of the laptop should have had you questioning the security of any mobile device that has direct access to your organization’s sensitive data. That includes corporate owned and operated devices, as well as BYOD. Not sure what that security should look like? Security professionals share their tips for securing mobile devices and their favorite security solutions.

 
 
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