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MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY
WHAT IS MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY? Mobile Devices Smartphones Laptops Tablets USB Memory Portable Media Player Handheld Game Consoles (PS3 or PS Vita) Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Mobile Device Protections Passwords/lock codes Encryption Security Software Software updates
STATISTICS AND FACTS ON MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY The Government Accountability Office says that the number of variants of malicious software aimed at mobile devices has risen by 185% in less than a year The Government Accountability Office says that Mobile devices face a wide variety of threats that take advantage of numerous vulnerabilities commonly found in such devices. This shows the amount of risk that is involved with mobile device use and privacy and how fast it is developing.
PREVALENT ISSUES OF MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY Disabled Passwords Unencrypted Wireless Transmissions Not using a password and using unencrypted wireless transmissions makes it that much easier for an outsider to intercept sensitive data
OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES Not using security software Malware, a significant risk Not using security software makes malware a risk
RISKS OF NOT BEING UP TO DATE Out of date operating system Out of date software Easier access for attackers
SUGGESTION FOR PROTECTION Enable password functions Install anti malware software Be sure to keep up with security updates and download them Use Encryption
ISSUES WITH IN BUSINESS
Graph from Webroot: Survey:Mobile Threats are Real and Costly p.5
Graph from Webroot: Survey:Mobile Threats are Real and Costly p.6
MYTHS ABOUT THE USE OF MOBILE DEVICES Mobile devices do not store corporate data. Strong passwords, PINs, or authentication schemes are enough to prevent unauthorized access. Public Wi-Fi is still safe when using devices outside of the company.
STEPS THAT CAN REDUCE COSTS Training Policies Security
MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
WI-FI A common and perhaps the most major issue among mobile device security is students use of Wi-Fi on campus. Whether using the schools internet connection or the Wi-fi of a surrounding starbucks, etc. It is almost impossible to be sure that the connection is 100% secure. By trusting any connection, we are making ourselves as students vulnerable to those around us gaining access to anything we do on our mobile devices. This could include any thing from mobile banking, to online payments for bills, school, etc, or just the login information for personal accounts for things such as school
SOCIAL MEDIA Our social media presence is another major issue for mobile device security. Although we view it as something fun and harmless, the personal information we post, such as our school, the people we hangout with, and the things we like could be the very thing to make us targets for hackers Hackers use this info to create personal attacks that make their messages seem more trustworthy
INSTITUTIONS FAILURE TO VERIFY USERS Many institutions fail to verify that all users using their connections and platforms are safe and will provide a secure area for all of their other users. Failure to do so by the schools presents what seems to be a trustworthy connection to students, in all actuality, a place for hackers to easily have access to thousands of students personal info.
SOLUTIONS Never use a Wi-Fi connection unless you are 100% sure it is secure or it is your own personal home connection Never over share information about your life on social media, always verify the validity of users when confirming friend requests, and never open a link unless the sender is 100% trustworthy. When using a schools connection always enable all locks and security options on your mobile device and never access info that could be potentially harmful if it got out.
EXISTING PROBLEMS AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM choose a password that will not easily be detected install some anti malware software to avoid viruses, trojans, and spyware install a firewall and security updates, and using encryption for stored data
DIFFERENT AREAS OF BUSINESS WHERE MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY MAY AFFECT THE BUSINESS malware threats lost or stolen devices reduced productivity increased help desk time to repair damage additional resources needed to manage mobile security disrupted business activity the loss of company or consumer data
FOLLOWING SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS have device management security in place companies should implement mobile security that includes three key solutions: policies, device-level security and training
ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION Wi-Fi Social media Ensuring that all users on a specific network are complying the rules and regulations of that network
SOLUTIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION Stay off of Wi-Fi; if you are not using a network, then keep your Wi-Fi cut off and therefore the students around you cannot hack into your device Keep anything private about yourself off of social media Have your own Wi-Fi network on your device that is only accessed by using a password