Why you shouldn’t overlook personal electronic devices in your enterprise network

Mobile security, especially regarding personal electronic devices, is unique because the threats and vulnerabilities are different from those of other endpoints. Whereas computers in their factory settings are often under-secured in terms of operating system configurations, missing patches and the like, modern mobile platforms like iOS and Android are reasonably secure from the get-go.

That’s true even on personal systems. In these cases, it’s not usually an outdated web browser facilitating exploits. The primary concerns in mobile security are the actual users of systems and the environments in which they operate, rather than threat actor infiltration. It’s what your users are doing with business assets via enterprise and personal apps that creates exposures; it’s the physical security risks and who steals a system or comes across it once it’s been lost.

So let’s put Smart to Work for the security on personal electronic devices.

 

 

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