IT consulting CSOs’ 4 security practices for Toronto enterprises’ mobility

There isn’t a company in today, without its users wielding smartphones and tablets in frantic efforts to stay ahead of their competition. Unless with the aid of managed IT consulting Toronto has grown fond of supplying, these mobile devices are posing a sure threat on the companies that their owners are contracted with. Mobility has been a pivotal anchor on which many companies can trace their success right back to, this makes mobile security a harsh reality that if failed, has the opposite implications on the company it is applied.

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It is not easy for a company to restrict what a person does on their mobile device when not on their network, the prevailing bring you own device concept has seen many companies meeting their undoing. Security experts say most attacks have either started from the devices that are allowed to migrate from the secured links at offices to their home networks, or through poor mobility security policies governing enterprise networks.

With Ericson having clearly announced their intentions of rolling out 5G services sooner than we have been anticipating, there is need for companies to secure themselves from what will be a faster way to penetrate and destroy a company. Ransomware have been successful in the relatively slower networks, what then when faster and more open channels are made available? Severai areas have been observed to strengthen enterprise mobility strategies and these are;

Authentication policies.

Something as simple as a weak password strategy has the power to destroy even the biggest of companies. Everyone who has taken a swing at a chain knows that the chain is only as strong as it’s weakest point. The IDC recently compiled its findings from a study of over a thousand participating companies, a shocking quarter of the lot had no concern whatsoever how much their employees’ mobile devices had access to in their organization. The most aware had trained their staff of the dangers of not securing their devices with either facial recognition and or fingerprint reading locks in place.

Devices’ installed applications policy

While it would also seem imposing for a company to dictate the applications allowed on their employee’s devices, especially if the devices were brought in by the employees not bought by the company. But news records have reported time and time about how some applications have been the backdoors through which attackers have gained total access into companies’ sensitive information. Which makes it all important to keep a watchful eye on what they do.

Some companies have even created separate mobile networks in order to monitor their risk factors separately from networks that link directly to servers with huge volumes of data. When all else fails, it is considered worth the effort and a good security precaution for companies to adopt a single brand of devices for their teams. This way, even the passwords can be standardized and applications that allow users to access enterprise data are also limited to those that do so under the watchful eye of a filtering firewall.