Some examples of data protection measures include:
Passwords - Draft a policy and verify adherence. Then, put your passwords to the test. Use a tool like LastPass to help you and your employees understand which passwords are compromised, weak, or reused. Password managers also help you change old passwords to be newer and stronger.
Unified endpoint management - Preconfigure devices with approved apps, and set limits on what can be added to a company’s app store.
BYOD - Draft a policy for employees who “bring your own device,” including responsibilities the employees assume when they BYOD.
Reduce how vulnerable your mobile security is by speeding up response time.
Implement mobile threat detection software to scan your system and devices. Plus, protect employee collaboration by deploying secure productivity apps.
Finally, develop a policy around IoT devices so they can be visible and managed. After all, thousands of these devices are likely on your network in the form of shadow IoT.
Once threats are detected, they must be remediated so that operations can recover quickly.
Implementing a system to send push messaging so people can know what to do if an incident arises.
Perform regular response exercises.
Automate corrective actions.
With a majority of organizations thought to be at risk for mobile threats, you can take a number of actions to mitigate those risks. Start by taking a look at more of Verizon’s recommendations listed in this report, and consider whether a partner could help you improve mobile security.