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Why Mobile Security Should Be a Top Priority in 2013

  • Why Mobile Security Should Be a Top Priority in 2013

    Why Mobile Security Should Be a Top Priority in 2013-

    Mobile device management (MDM) is expensive, but another technology your IT department must handle even with limited bandwidth. Whether you implement an MDM program internally or outsource it, a large portion of data and network threats may be alleviated. MDM programs are a great asset because they have services such as tracking, which can locate mobile devices if they are stolen or lost, and sandboxing, so work and personal applications can be separated on the same device. In addition, remote wipe capabilities remove applications like email in the event that an employee leaves a company and could potentially be a security threat.

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Why Mobile Security Should Be a Top Priority in 2013

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    Mobile device management (MDM) is expensive, but another technology your IT department must handle even with limited bandwidth. Whether you implement an MDM program internally or outsource it, a large portion of data and network threats may be alleviated. MDM programs are a great asset because they have services such as tracking, which can locate mobile devices if they are stolen or lost, and sandboxing, so work and personal applications can be separated on the same device. In addition, remote wipe capabilities remove applications like email in the event that an employee leaves a company and could potentially be a security threat.

In 2013, there will be more threats to mobile devices than ever, including company data leakage, mobile-based viruses, and more. Malware and spyware can target mobile devices with little difficulty, and paired with the “bring your own device” phenomenon, companies are often left as sitting ducks to attacks.

IT managers need to address mobile security firsthand as threats become increasingly imminent. Before any company data can be protected from malware or spyware or dangerous hack attempts, organizations should draft rules, regulations and a disaster recovery plan for employees, giving the company more control over work devices and solutions should a security breach occur. Here are a few reasons, as identified by Dave Wilkeson, chief technology officer, DRS, LLC, why mobile security will be more important in 2013 than ever before and a few tips companies can use to address it.