Mobile Security And Its Impact On The Company, Employees, And Customers

2396 Words Dec 6th, 2016 10 Pages
There are many concerns that can impact a work environment affecting the company, employees, and customers that are faced every day. The damaging implications can arise from security concerns that could lead to theft, identity theft, fraud, and much more. The concerns that may arise when determining the proper security measure to insure in a company can only be beneficial when protecting the company before damage is done.
As businesses incorporate a BYOD strategic plan, mobile security becomes even more important. With the power and technological advances of tablets and phones more companies are recognizing their potential to provide a better, faster, and easier work environment. However, as the popularity grows with these devices so does the attempts to hack them. Mobile security is just as important as network security and knowing how to secure a device and threats to look out for can be beneficial to both an employee and a business. Mobile devices are vulnerable to attacks just like a computer. A common attack is malware. Malware, short for malicious software, is software that is designed to damage or do other unwanted actions on a device (Malware n.d). Mobile malware can install spyware, steal data, corrupt data, hijack your phone, text messages, and apps, or encrypt one’s phone for ransom. Business must be wary of infected devices. These devices, when infected, can lead to password leaks, data breaches, blackmail, and back doors into a company’s infrastructure.…

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