How much company data do you store on your smartphone? How much company data do your employee's store on their smartphones?
When it comes to mobile device security, it's usually an afterthought. However more company data and business is now being done on mobile devices than ever before.
You'll learn in the next 5 minutes some of the easiest things you can do to secure your company smartphones.
Do you have a transparent process if your CEO has their device stolen or lost?
Read on as we disclose the best course of action to staying protected if you're ever in this scenario, as well as some of the best practices.
Most modern phones have basic security settings inbuilt now. Things like fingerprint/face ID are standard, but there are other settings that can be easily overlooked.
Make sure you turn on find my device and device encryption as standard. If a mobile device gets into the wrong hands and a device does not have encryption the content can easily be read using simple tools.
Invest in mobile device management.
If your current IT provider has not mentioned this to you already, it is a must for any size business. Mobile device management (MDM) allows your IT provider to manage all devices in your company.
There are many features MDM offers - for the sake of keeping this post brief, we won't list them all; but here's the top 3:
If a device is lost or stolen it can easily be blocked, tracked and a message sent to the screen for recovery.
Audit and log:
A list of everyday activities such as connecting to wifi, apps that are installed, and an audit database of all IMEI/serial numbers is generated.
This data is fantastic from both a regulatory point of view, and for managing devices on a day to day basis.
MDM allows the business to enforce strict security policies on the device.
As an example, you can turn on features such as enforcing fingerprint ID, or locking the phone if too many attempts have been made at guessing the PIN. You can also encrypt the device with a single click.
If you don't have an MDM solution for your business or are unclear of what you may have, we recommend you schedule a free security audit with us.
Lost and stolen devices?
Picture the worst thing that could happen to your company mobiles. Maybe one day the CEO drops their phone in the back of a taxi or uber.
What do you do? What does your IT company or IT team do?
Well, it's better to be prepared for the worst, so the first thing we'd suggest is having a transparent process of action if a device is lost or stolen.
1) Set the phone to lost mode, or better yet, do a remote wipe using MDM.
2) Inform the network provider of the theft, and get them to block the sim card.
3) Have a replacement device at the ready.
4) Make sure you are implementing a backup process of mobile devices.
5) Perform a restore to a replacement device.
Of course, we make this process sound easy, but how do you go about it and get started? For complete mobile device management and a free security audit, give us a call at (786) 621-8600 or send an email to begin a no-obligation conversation.
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