Taking Measures: Helping Ensure Mobile Device Security [free e-book]
Today, it’s inevitable that you will perform almost all of your daily activities – whether it’s work, school or even exercise – with the use of a mobile device. Because everyone is connected more than ever and always on-the-go, access to various networks – private or public – are at an all-time high. Picture this – you forget your laptop on your weekend getaway trip so you go to the local coffee shop and connect your smartphone to the public Wi-Fi to finish sending off work emails. Better yet, you find yourself working remotely from your lake house using a community Wi-Fi network. These are both examples of great use of mobile technology that could place millions of mobile workers and their organizations at risk of a mobile security breach.
Whether data is on the move—via laptops or tablets, across mobile broadband and Wi-Fi networks—or at rest, securing proprietary business information is essential. Our e-book, Taking Measures: Helping Ensure Mobile Device Security, examines mobile security in four critical areas. You can download the full report for free. Some of the key highlights include: Data Security, Access Privileges, Connectivity Security, and Device Security (Internal and External Controls).
Basic Data Access Security for Mobile Devices
In general, strong PINs, password complexity, and auto-lock timeouts on mobile devices offer a first defense against unauthorized mobile data access.
Mobile Device Access Privileges
A number of internal and external controls beyond software and hardware encryption exist to provide additional device protection.
The transition from Third Generation (3G) to Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4G/LTE) poses new security concerns. We’ve seen a number of threats including lethal DDoS attacks using mobile, unapproved location tracking, and bandwidth theft.
Mobile Device Security
Additional useful tools and features that IT can employ to help ensure a highly secure level for the organization’s mobile devices and solutions are 1) Mobile Device Management, 2) Asset Tracking, 3) BIOS-Embedded Agents and 4) Lock Slots integrated into the hardware to help ensure physical device security.
To better understand the risks and protocols for protecting your enterprise with the ever-increasing use of enterprise mobile devices and their applications, download the full e-book. For more information on Panasonic’s rugged computers and tablets, visit http://us.panasonic.com/toughbook.