Dutch MIVD Joins U.S. DoD in Acknowledging Mobile Device Threats

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Dutch MIVD Joins U.S. DoD in Acknowledging Mobile Device Threats

Recently, the Military Intelligence and Security Service division of the Dutch Armed Forces Central Command warned that businesses no longer meet using smartphones or tablets. 

According to De Telegraaf (use Google Translate to translate), the highest boss of the Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) advises large companies no longer to meet with smartphones or tablets on the table. According to Major General Jan Swillens, there is a chance that hackers will listen in when, for example, trade secrets are discussed. 

The article goes on to say that hackers from countries such as China and Russia regularly attempt to steal sensitive information. When asked, Major General Swillens raises the topic of meeting with a smartphone on the table. “They are super handy, you have all your information at hand. But the risk of espionage is simply too great,” said Swillens.

Zimperium protects against mobile threats

Major General Swillens is correct, smartphones and mobile devices are super handy. As a matter of fact, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agrees, but has taken a different strategy in addressing the security concerns. 

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a DoD organization, just selected Zimperium Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) to deliver comprehensive Mobile Endpoint Protection (MEP) to the unclassified government furnished (GFE) devices of servicemen and women around the world. 

Zimperium will protect DoD mobile users and endpoints against phishing, malicious/risky apps, OS exploits and network attacks. According to our CEO – Shridhar Mittal – this is a watershed moment for the mobile and traditional endpoint security (EPP/EDR) markets overall.

The reality is, mobile devices are now the de facto platform for productivity in business. Unfortunately, unlike the traditional computing devices (e.g., servers, desktops and laptops) the majority of mobile devices are not protected against phishing, malicious/risky apps, OS exploits and network attacks. 

That said, enterprises and government agencies are now realizing mobile devices are an unprotected endpoint with access to or containing all of the information of a traditional endpoint. Although the risk of hacking mobile devices is very real, there are precautions companies and governments can take to protect themselves. 

Zimperium, the global leader in mobile device and app protection, offers the only real-time, on-device, machine learning-based protection against Android, iOS and Chromebooks threats. 

Powered by z9, Zimperium provides the most complete protection for mobile devices and apps against device, network, phishing and malicious app risks and attacks. In other words, large companies – when using Zimperium’s solutions – should have peace of mind knowing their mobile devices and tablets are protected.

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