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3 Major Security Threats To Enterprise Mobility Infrastructure

By CIOReview | Thursday, December 5, 2019

Enterprise mobility infrastructure is highly vulnerable to data breaches. Here are the common threats to enterprises and ways that can be adopted by organizations to overcome them.

Fremont, CA: Enterprise mobility, an approach to work where the employees can execute their jobs from anywhere using a variety of devices and applications. Current enterprise mobility solutions leverage technologies like mobile applications, cloud, web applications, process, and management software, and more. This creates an organization-wide IT infrastructure, thus, enabling all the employees to access the organization’s information and data through their personal smartphones, office desktops, and tablets. Implementing enterprise mobility solution increases employee productivity in an organization. Some claim that they are unable to access all data required to perform job functions using their mobile devices due to security concerns. To minimize these security challenges, organizations are restricting users from accessing sensitive data from their personal mobile devices.

In recent years, with the increasing number of cybercrimes, several large organizations have become a victim to vulnerabilities. Clearly, there is no doubt that enterprise mobility infrastructure would be vulnerable to security breaches and other cyber attacks. Therefore, organizations should protect their data resources from the following three major security threats to enterprises.

Mobile applications

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Mobile applications have become part of human life, whether it is in entertainment, health, business, or gaming app. However, once these apps are installed on the user’s mobile phone, they require access to the user’s camera, gallery, mail contacts, contact information, and many more. When permitted, it creates an unauthorized gateway for malicious parties into enterprise mobility infrastructure. A successful MAM solution can secure mobile apps on the user’s personal device.

Device Loss/Theft

Employees carry their own mobile devices as the enterprise mobility adopting the BYOD trend is gaining momentum. These devices have a storage capacity ranging from 32GB-64GB, where a large amount of data can be accumulated. If one of the devices are stolen or lost, it can set the company back by $250, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute. There should be protocols to control damage in such situations.

Access Control

To minimize security breaches that arise from unauthorized access control, organizations are allowing approved personnel to access critical corporate data only when on the premises. However, this can reduce productivity and efficiency owing to restricted access to data. So organizations can address this with stringent identity authentication.

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