Cyber thieves are now targeting small and medium-sized businesses. Part of the reason for this shift away from larger targets is the fact that plenty of employers are allowing employees to bring their own devices to work. Such devices tend to be susceptible to mobile hacks. Though business owners and managers are becoming more knowledgeable about network security as time progresses, most underestimate their vulnerability. In particular, our IT support team in Tulsa is concerned with emerging threats tied to mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.
The Potential Ramifications of a Mobile Hack
A data breach has the potential to put a small to medium size company out of business. In some cases, there is no going back from a hack in which client data was breached. Such a breach will harm the relationship with the customer, spur litigation costs, and damage the business’ reputation.
Walk the Walk
It is not enough to talk the talk when it comes to digital security. If you do not have a mobility policy in place, the time to add one is now. Furthermore, it will help to actually enforce that policy in a uniform and consistent manner. Do not forget to include protocols for devices employees lose. Policy details should cover everything from personal device use in the workplace to data storage/transmission and public Wi-Fi accessibility. Our IT support team in Tulsa can help you create a sound mobility policy to prevent the majority of cybercrimes that affect small and medium-sized businesses.
Mobility Policies Should Center on Acceptable and Unacceptable Behaviors
The first draft of your mobility policy does not have to cover every last detail. Leave room for amendments to allow for gradual policy evolution over time. Begin by setting ground rules, establishing protocols for passwords, defining devices that are acceptable, creating rules for downloading data from third parties, etc. The policy should explain exactly which data belongs to the business and how it is to be modified, shared, and saved. Enforcement of the policy should be applied in a fair and consistent manner. There should be legitimate repercussions for those who violate the policy. Otherwise, employees won’t have the motivation necessary to abide by the rules.
Mobile Device Management Services Features
MDM services assist IT managers pinpoint and monitor mobile devices on the network. Such centralized management facilitates the configuration of devices for employees to access, share and update content with ease. MDM services secure such mobile devices through enforcing encryption settings, establishing a password policy, removing corporate data from the system while leaving personal data in place, identifying tampered devices and remotely locating, locking and erasing data from stolen or lost devices.
You deserve top-notch IT support in Tulsa. At JMARK Business Solutions, we provide everything from network management and support to digital security, outsourced IT, data backup management, mobile device management, and more. Reach out to us today to schedule an initial consultation.