Mobile Device Management

by Michelle Sellers

Mobile device management is an important topic for companies considering the use of a mobile device policy.  There are several vulnerabilities that can be caused from outside sources, not to mention vulnerabilities that come from the inside. McAfee, a leader in antivirus is reporting that the top cyber threats for 2014 are attacks on mobile devices (Gormisky, n.d.). A mobile device that has been attacked can compromise corporate data. Companies need to do the research involved in securing mobile devices before accepting the possibility of “bring your own device” to the workplace.

     For the purposes of this paper I intend to point out the problems in the security of mobile devices. I will cover several of the policies a company might need to be involved in “bring your own device” in the workplace, followed by what employers are doing or need to do to ensure the safety of their information.

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