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When evaluating Mobile Security, what aspects should you look for?

While evaluating the security of the mobile devices in your organization, some things are obviously more important than others. Let’s have a look into some aspects that you must look for while securing mobile devices.

1. Who can access the data?

We cannot deny that mobile devices are very convenient. However, mobile devices also provide hackers/attackers with greater vulnerabilities to exploit. Data leakage is a legitimate risk in mobile devices. Mobile security in your organization must include securing the device, user, application and network data. One way to do this is to deploy a Zero Trust security model in your organization.

2. What are the potential threats and what can you do to prevent them?

Security begins with risk assessment, and mobile security is no exception. Identify the potential threats including external and internal threats and take action to prevent these threats. For example, a user may install a malicious app by mistake. A possible solution is to whitelist only the required applications and block user access to all others.

3. Are your devices encrypted?

Device encryption is a must for securing devices on the go. It ensures that any user who is not authenticated would only have access to unintelligible code. With Hexnode, you can enforce device encryption in your mobile devices.

4. Have you blocked access to suspicious websites and apps?

There is no dearth of malicious websites and apps today. It is important to prevent access to any potentially harmful websites or apps so that the user doesn’t compromise the organization’s IT security unintentionally. Block access to suspicious websites using Hexnode’s web content filtering feature. For apps, you can blacklist harmful apps or whitelist the required ones to block access to all others.