Managing mobile security threats in work (infographic)

10 Jun 2015

Mobile security in the workplace opens businesses up to a stream of potential threats. People bring in their own devices, log into company accounts, and from there anything is possible. But what can you do to secure yours systems?

Created by NeonSMS, the below infographic describes in decent detail the plethora of risks and how simple planning could go a long way towards increasing your business security.

Anything from a ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) policy to limited mobile access, there are many ways to fight against the outside world accessing your valuable information.

Mobile security, a professional problem

“Mobile has become an essential aspect of almost every business, and an astonishing 132 million people around the world use their smartphones at work,” explains Leigh-Ann Carroll of NeonSMS.

“Security risks and data breaches are growing while traditional computer usage is shrinking and mobile use is on the rise.”

Acknowledging that it’s not just the IT department that’s under threat seems to be step one, putting protocols in place to secure areas of information follows, and an awful lot of common sense comes into play when it comes to mobile security in the workplace.

Click on the infographic to see the full-size version.

Infographic on mobile device security

Office meeting with smartphones image, via Shutterstock

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic