Saturday, July 23, 2011

7 Tips for Securing Mobile Workers

Control mobile security risks and keep business data safe

According to the 2010 Annual US Cost of a Data Breach study 35% of US organizations reported that a lost or stolen mobile device caused a data security breach. Increasingly, employees use their laptops, Androids, iPads and other personal mobile devices for work and blend their unprotected devices with business data. This introduces even greater risk to an organization’s data, network and reputation.

Learn how you can control these risks and keep business data safe—Download the new Ponemon Institute whitepaper to discover how to:
  • Build a successful enterprise strategy for mobile security
  • Educate employees about their personal responsibilities
  • Raise end-user awareness about emerging threats and corporate mobile device security policies
  • Proactively prevent mobile security breaches
  • Defend against new data risks and stay compliant
Data breaches are constantly in the news. The Sony PlayStation breach, which may have compromised personal information from over 100 million online gaming accounts is the latest example of insufficient data protection. Lax mobile security can open up opportunities for data loss and compromise. Here are three mobile data risks you should address:
  • Insufficient passwords
  • Using passwords and a watchful eye is the smartest way to keep the data on your smartphone from falling into the wrong hands.
  • Malicious Apps
  • Malicious code that steals data from your mobile phone for fun and profit? They exist, and Droid Dream is just one example.
  • Lack of Mobile Provider Patching
  • To avoid malicious apps and other cyberthreats that target smartphones, make sure your device has the latest software patches.
Stay ahead of mobile and other data security threats. Download Sophos new report, The State of Data Security: Defending against New Risks to learn how to manage information risks in today’s rapidly changing IT environment.

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