Mobile Data Access Expands the Attack Surface
The rise of mobile adoption with corporate owned and BYOD access has exposed enterprises to potential attacks from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats as many of these new security layers still focus almost exclusively on traditional endpoints. Adversaries need only find one unprotected device to wreak havoc on an enterprise’s infrastructure. According to the MITRE ATT&CK Matrix, legacy-based mobile security layers, such as mobile device management (MDM) products, virtual private networks (VPNs), and multi-factor authentication (MFA), do not sufficiently address the increased risk presented by these endpoints.
While O365, through Microsoft Endpoint Manager, enables IT and security teams to manage mobile endpoints as the UEM, it lacks the necessary mobile threat defense layer critical to an effective advanced security architecture, such as Zero Trust.