Newer apps are designed to gain access to valuable information on devices without the user’s knowledge. This creates an all new form of information paranoia for employers everywhere. Issuing mobile devices to employees may increase productivity, but without discretion towards app usage, there could be serious repercussions.
Here are two beginning points for successful mobile app security:
- Create a strong policy
- A concrete policy or procedure towards app usage gives employees a point of reference when they are unsure of an app. This policy can explain the importance of app security and what can be lost if a malicious app is downloaded. Having a written policy eliminates any gray area for employees when downloading apps on issued devices.
- Use the correct tools
- Using MDM (Mobile Device Management) tools enforces different types of encryptions and restrictions regarding mobile apps. Using this type of program helps pinpoint which apps are malicious for devices before and after installation. After these apps are identified, they can either be blocked from downloading or removed from devices.
HOBI International is an R2, RIOS and ISO 14001 certified mobile asset management provider. We provide full service Mobile Life Management to enterprises everywhere, from device deployment to recycling and refurbishment.
The move to mobility increases productivity for organizations everywhere, but also brings unfamiliar territory and room for slip-ups. Strict app security can make or break an organization’s mobile program. Pairing with a certified mobile asset management provider decreases any stress or confusion associated with mobile app management.