It also adds important security considerations that require mindful planning. Mobile devices and smart phones extend the wired information infrastructure, increasing the overall risk to organization networks and information assets. The balance between information protection and information access becomes more complex as the proliferation of mobile devices increases. To cope with the challenges introduced with the adoption of mobility in an organization, enterprise level mobility security standards must be adopted to support and promote a secure mobile ecosystem.
Savid recommends that both Mobile Device Management (MDM) software be used to help secure mobile devices.The MDM will grant the device owner remote, web-based access to reset the passcode, lock the device, wipe corporate data, or wipe all data from the device if it’s lost or stolen. The MDM also will monitor the set of applications on the device and notify the owner if there are any apps that may harm the device or divulge personal information. Additionally, the MDM will ensure that data on the phone is encrypted and that a passcode is in use.
In addition to Mobile Device Management tecnhology, Mobile security projects must:
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