E-Handbook: Protect against mobile device security attacks Article 1 of 4

Don't let mobile security come crashing down

As a child, once in a while I'd find the tin box of dominoes at the back of my closet and decide to delve into it. The beginning was always a good time; I'd set up a perfect ring of dominoes on the floor, imagining the satisfying clack of tiles as they hit the hardwood in succession. But then, a clumsy, rogue finger would hit a single domino, and they would all come crashing down in the blink of an eye.

Dominoes and mobile security can operate in similar ways. Organizations can set up their mobile infrastructure perfectly. They can put all of the right tools in place, consistently update and patch and implement strict password standards. But all of that can prove useless if one rogue end user makes the wrong decision and allows mobile device security attacks to infiltrate the business.

Everyone has a mobile device these days; that means there are more opportunities for hackers and malware to infiltrate. As the risks evolve and the number of devices grows, it creates an environment that's ripe for mobile device security attacks.

The key to mobile security is to put the control in the hands of IT, not the end users. IT can set policies that lessen the chances of a mobile security breach. That, combined with the right tools and technologies, can ensure that an organization has the right resources to defend against an attack.

Delve into this three-part handbook on mobile threat defense to ensure that your organization is protected against mobile device security attacks.

Unified Communications