The explosive growth in the use of mobile wireless devices has given our businesses unprecedented freedom to work anywhere, increasing productivity and responsiveness. However, it’s also expanded our network perimeter beyond the office to include homes, coffee shops, airports, taxis and other venues where devices are more vulnerable to cyberthreats.
In fact, cyberattacks are on the rise, with a 38 percent increase recorded from 2021 to 2022.
With 60 percent of knowledge workers now working remotely using mobile devices, we must rethink our cybersecurity strategies for mobile businesses. Let’s start with an overview of some of the most common threats to your mobile environment – the ones you know and the ones you should get to know.
Enterprise Mobility Security Threats You Know
Cyberattacks make the news nearly every day and are likely on your radar as threats to your mobile environment. These headline-worthy hacks include the following:
Enterprise Mobility Security Threats You Should Get to Know
In addition to these familiar security threats, there are several other, less publicized threats to your enterprise mobility environment. Take the following factors into account or risk opening the door to cyberattacks:
Enterprise Mobility Security Strategies to Adopt
With the average cost of a business data breach exceeding $4 million globally and $9 million in the United States, the impact of mobility security attacks aren’t insubstantial. Employ the following tactics to prevent cyberattacks from causing your business significant financial loss and reputational damage.
For all its business benefits, enterprise mobility also introduces security risks. If your mobile devices aren’t protected properly, it doesn’t matter how well you’ve secured your applications or servers. The only way to protect your data is to guard it when it’s at rest, when in transit and wherever it’s accessed. The threats are out there, and they’re evolving daily.
Ready to enlist an experienced partner to help secure your enterprise mobility? Connect with a vMOX expert today.