Mobile Security and Information Security

Mobile Security and Information Security

According to www.statistica.com, the internet, mobile security has been demystified in various meanings which lead to the Information Security description. Mobile Security can be therefore termed as protection of data and computing devices from threats and vulnerabilities, where the devices are smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other wearable devices with the capability of processing data. Due to the emergence of Bring Your Own Device policies in an organization, cloud computing, and other technologies, we have seen organizations allowing their staff to receive data and communicate using these mobile devices.

During the COVID-19 lockdown period we saw staff working at home, information security was a great concern as most organizations were not prepared. It can be evidenced by multiple cyber-attacks which were twice as much as compared to the year 2019. These cyber-attacks mostly targeted users working from home through Spear Phishing attacks and Malware which led to sensitive data breaches. The big question lies in what these organizations could have done differently?

Each organization needs to set up a proper cybersecurity framework that will identify and detect threats and vulnerabilities present in these mobile devices. The organization should also consider the implementation of administrative controls which will guide the implementation of technical controls. These administrative controls are policies and procedures that all stakeholders who have access to the organization’s data have to comply with.

The technical controls in mind are an antimalware management system, anti-phishing and anti-spyware programs. Sentinel Africa offers Bitdefender Endpoint security which is an antimalware program that serves as a preventive, detective, and corrective control in information security. Bitdefender endpoint security for mobile devices offers the following protection: antimalware, personal firewall, anti-phishing, anti-spyware, and anti-ransomware.

When we get to do a comparison with other solutions in the market, Bitdefender stands at the top of the chain. Bitdefender developers, Gravityzone have identified the issues consumers have faced with antimalware management programs. The challenges revolve around device performance, malware detection, and cost. Bitdefender offers mobile acceleration by clearing the junk files in smartphone devices and the endpoint solution is a lightweight to the device. The major advantage to you as a user is the cost of this solution and the features it offers.

Bitdefender has multiple packages that have you in mind as an organization and a consumer to meet your needs and ensure strength in your security posture. The packages offered are individual, family, small businesses, and large organizations. Besides, Bitdefender offers other solutions such as patch management which an organization can take advantage of to deploy patches from a centralized point.

The year 2020 has taught as a few lessons to take away which were ignored in the past concerning mobile security:

  • Importance of antimalware management program
  • Teleworking security
  • User awareness programs, among others.

Join our next webinar series on 16th October 2020 (2:30-3:30 PM EAT), as we hold a panel discussion with key industry players discussing Privacy and Cyber Security Awareness Culture.

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