The most disparate and difficult security challenge for CISOs is ensuring that the thousands of endpoints in their organization are secure. The adoption of laptops created an enormous boost to productivity as organizations grew and expanded and their security was addressed with traditional solutions like endpoint protection platforms (EPP) and virtual private networks (VPN). But times are changing and the distributed workforce is increasingly mobile, and with that, the endpoints used for productivity have changed as well. In fact, 87% of enterprises rely on their employee’s ability to access mobile business apps from their personal smartphones.
As it turns out, there are 7 primary mobile endpoint security issues CISOs face. While the first three are similar to traditional endpoints but need to be secured differently, four are unique to mobile:
- Corporate email
- Corporate apps
- Microphone / camera
- Executive locations / calendars / contacts
- Entry point to network
- Username / passwords