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

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Deploy full-device encryption

Plenty of tools exist to securely encrypt data so that only someone with the correct password can access it, says Scott Holewinski, CEO at Gillware Digital Forensics. "Laptops can be encrypted using FileVault, BootLocker, PGP encryption, or other forms of full-disk encryption. This ensures that a thief cannot access the device without knowing the password for it," he says.

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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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