Five Top Mobile Device Risks and How to Protect Your Business

Share  
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7
Previous Next

Click through for five security risks posed by the use of mobile devices and ways to protect your business.

Sue Marquette Poremba has written many times about how the mobile office increases security risks, particularly via the devices that enable us to work from home or coffee shops or hotel rooms.

ISACA, a leading global association for enterprise governance of IT, also sees the risks involved with mobile devices. The organization recently published a white paper, Securing Mobile Devices. Sue spoke with Mark Lobel, principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and ISACA white paper project development team member, about the top five risks for mobile devices and the best ways to secure them. He told her this to start:

The definition of mobile devices is any end point, not just smartphones or laptops or USB. Everybody tends to think of mobile devices as smartphones, but we carry data in multiple ways. And they create different challenges than traditional enterprise computing, where everything is centralized and better protected. It's very hard to drop a mainframe, but it is easy for a device sitting in your back pocket to be destroyed or lost.

This slideshow highlights the top five risks posed by the use of mobile devices and how to establish security measures to protect confidential information.

More Slideshows:


Identity Eight Top Google Apps for Productivity Eight of the highest-rated apps for productivity from the Google Apps Marketplace.

12 Hot New Tablets Hitting the Market The market is expanding at a brisk pace with many new competitive tablets being introduced to the public.


10 Good Ways to “Tell Me About Yourself” You know it’s coming, so be prepared with an answer that grabs their attention.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
More Slideshows

Risk6-290x195 Top Barriers to Effective Vulnerability Risk Management

When it comes to the effectiveness of traditional vulnerability risk management programs, the challenges are often rooted in the process itself. ...  More >>

HexisCyberSoluRetailTargets0x Eight Reasons Why Cyber Attacks Hit Retailers

With limited IT resources and massive amounts of customer data to protect across multiple endpoints, effectively monitoring and defending the network from vulnerabilities is no easy task. ...  More >>

security14-190x128.jpg Financial Sector Sees Cyber Incident Increase in February

In February 2015, Financials was the lone industry sector with cybercrime incidents above six-month averages. This is largely attributed to the massive breach at health insurer Anthem. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


 
Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date