Improved capabilities of current mobile devices are converting them from portable email clients to viable desktop replacements and now viewed as the centrepiece of modern information knowledge work. In some cases, such as Windows 10 devices, there is virtually no difference between a tablet and a desktop, except the form factor.
Unfortunately, hackers don’t care about the form factor: From their point of view, mobile devices are just an organisation’s desktop, but one that doesn’t have the extensive protection of a corporate perimeter. This makes them easy pickings to be hacked. With increasing numbers of people accessing and creating documents on the go through Office 365 and Google Apps, these devices now have an equal level of access to sensitive corporate information, and thus require equivalent protection.
Mobile security management needs to treat all of your mobile devices in the same manner as non-mobile devices because they expose the same security risks - if not higher.
If you’re not sure whether your mobile strategy is having a negative impact on your security posture, contact Content Security for an obligation free chat, and review some of our strategies to help you go mobile more safely.
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