Mobile Threat Defence Strategy and the Ever-Evolving Cybercrime Landscape
The proliferation of the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) in recent years has resulted in an increasingly mobile workforce. Though this uninterrupted employee access to the corporate network has helped organizations enhance their productivity, it does come at the cost of significant weakness in the IT landscape. Thus finding a perfect balance between providing the employees with coherent access and shielding the network against cybercriminals has become the need of the hour.
Although the establishment of an enterprise-wide cybersecurity policy is required, that alone wouldn’t be sufficient to counter the diverse and volatile nature of the mobile threats we face today. Thus a more dynamic mobile security scheme through a Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution must be established. By using platforms that leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the protection of vulnerable devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, etcetera, UEM would provide organizations with the much-required visibility and control to secure their mobile environment. This also requires an advanced insight into user activities so as to effectively monitor threats in mobile devices to identify new attack strategies. This is implemented using AI engines to process large volumes of data which enables analysts to obtain accurate insight into protecting their mobile networks more effectively.
The challenge is to understand the unique needs of each organization and to build a security strategy to cater to the specific needs of that particular organization. As such, security leaders must consider the following elements to implement an active and dynamic mobile threat protection solution:
• The principal foundations of mobile threat defense
• Security measures currently in place that fail to counter mobile attacks effectively
• The values that can be derived from a mobile threat detection solution
• The risks to be avoided while addressing a mobile defense strategy
The need to invest in a more dynamic mobile defense solution is stronger than ever. As data privacy regulations, industry standards, and cultural factors affecting each organization are unique; security leaders need to come up with a customized and flexible defense mechanism in order to protect their corporate network from impending cybercrimes.