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Lock down enterprise mobility and security

For competitive businesses, mobility is a must-have. But without the proper security to go alongside it, mobile data is susceptible to cyberattacks and more.

Introduction

On a sunny day, everyone knows that they should put on sunscreen, but that doesn't mean they do it. Users follow the same mindset when it comes to enterprise mobility and security.

Cyberattacks can beat down on mobile data like UV rays. Most companies will apply one layer of defense and often forget to set automatic security updates, leaving their corporate data open to attacks, vulnerabilities and other forms of data loss or leakage. IT has to make sure some common enterprise mobility and security best practices are in place.

All companies should have basic security coverage, such as protecting mobile data with backup and using encryption. From there, IT can move to more advanced methods, such as implementing enterprise mobility management tools and containers -- isolated systems that apply security policies to keep corporate data separate from personal -- to protect information on mobile devices.

Are you an enterprise mobility and security expert already? Quiz yourself with the comprehensive list to test your brain power.

1Basic mobile security-

The bare minimum mobile data protection

Starting out with mobile data protection can be overwhelming. There are all kinds of different types of devices with hundreds of applications. The outside threats to corporate data of shady Wi-Fi and stolen devices are as numerous as threats from hackers and malware. Don't get stuck out at cyber-sea, and make sure that you follow these steps to find your way to secure mobile shores.

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Take preventative steps to protect mobile data

Mobile data protection should be a top priority for any enterprise. IT has options to defend against costly data loss, from basic encryption to device wipe. Continue Reading

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Growing need for better mobile data protection

Mobile data protection and security should be a top priority for companies, but are they actively making it one? Expert Brien Posey discusses the increasing importance of protecting company data on mobile devices. Continue Reading

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Mobile app security revolves around data, not devices

Mobile application security is crucial to safeguarding sensitive company data. Learn about five technologies that can help. Continue Reading

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Seven ways to keep mobile security tight

Follow these top mobile security tips to maintain a stronghold on mobile devices, from applying specific policies to minimizing app downloads. Continue Reading

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Mobile threats go beyond malware

IT has a lot of mobile security threats to contend with, more than just malicious apps. Admins must also tackle device loss and leaky apps. Continue Reading

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Have it both ways: Accessible and secure mobile data

IT must find a way to provide secure mobile data access to remote workers without compromising user experience. Find out how to overcome this dilemma. Continue Reading

2Boost mobile security coverage-

SPF 75 mobile data protection

When minimum security is still leaving companies burned, it is a good idea to apply more defenses. Enhance mobile data protection by using containers to lock down corporate data on a user's device or implement enterprise mobility management to control devices companywide. Some businesses may see the best results using a layered mobile security strategy.

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Secure mobile devices with policy, file sync and share

Ensure mobile device security with guidelines on device policy management, file sync-and-share products and management software. Continue Reading

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Containers help control mobile data

IT admins can implement containers on employee devices for better enterprise mobile security. The container protects corporate data on the mobile devices, while employees can still use their personal devices however they want. Continue Reading

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Protect mobile data with EMM security

Modern EMM security features can help IT admins as they struggle with mobile data protection on smartphones, tablets and even in the cloud. Check out the various options available. Continue Reading

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Why IT should provide layered mobile security

IT professionals need to introduce a layered mobile security strategy for protection against the bombardment of today's threats to corporate data. Continue Reading

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How mobile users can improve data backup security

Strategies such as disk encryption and making regular updates are some of the ways users can safeguard their mobile data during backups. Continue Reading

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Handling mobile data loss

This excerpt from chapter three of Mobile Data Loss discusses multiple approaches for finding and handling a compromised mobile operating system, how to avoid malware and risky apps, controlling access and more. Continue Reading

3Mobile security trivia-

Next-level mobile data security

Think you are a level 10 mobile data protection master? Test what you just learned here with this mobile security quiz. From taking advantage of biometrics to securing data at rest, there is always something new to learn.

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