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The device often left unprotected in cloud backup and DR strategies

Oct 28, 2021, 14:43 PM by Becky Cook

When you hear terms like cloud data backup and disaster recovery, you probably think about redundancy and protection for your company’s on-prem servers, operating systems, applications, and network drives.

And yes, that represents a big part of the disaster recovery equation. But it also misses something equally important to your operations: the endpoint devices your employees are using every day to access and share your corporate data.

According to a 2020 study reported in Security Magazine, 39% of employees use their own devices to access company data. And while many IT teams have some type of mobile device management process in place, only 2% of IT teams believe their MDM solution gives them the tools they need—including visibility and proactive controls—to manage and protect their mobile corporate data.

Assuming your IT team is among the 98% that don’t have a fully comprehensive endpoint solution, consider these risks your company could be facing from employees storing, accessing, and sharing your corporate data using their mobile devices.

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1. Cybercrime vulnerabilities

As T-Mobile noted in its 2020 Workplace Mobility Report, 91% of cyberattacks start with a user clicking on a malicious link in an email, which they are three times more likely to do on a mobile device.

If your employees have sensitive company data on their smartphones and tablets—stored as local files, accessible via unprotected cloud apps, or even in corporate emails—hackers could gain access to that data by persuading an employee to click into a malicious email.

2. Lost devices

Not all corporate data breaches are proactive attacks by cybercriminals. As the T-Mobile report also pointed out, 41% of breaches happen when opportunistic people find employees’ lost smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

Let’s say your employee leaves a smartphone behind in an Uber or at a coffee shop. Unless your company has a way of remotely locking or wiping the device’s data and apps, your company is at risk. The phone’s new “user” can access any sensitive data and IP on the device itself—and can use it to gain access to your company’s network drives and cloud apps.

3. Regulatory risks

The T-Mobile report also pointed out that half of all enterprise mobile endpoints encounter risky networks.

In addition to the risks of data breaches on these networks, it’s important to remember that anytime your employees introduce a device containing sensitive data into an unsecure network, they could also be putting your company at risk of noncompliance with your industry’s data-private laws.

KeepItSafe’s industry-leading endpoint protection

Fortunately, there is a simple solution to gaining visibility and control over your endpoint data environment. KeepItSafe Mobile is the only fully managed and monitored endpoint platform offering data governance, continuous backup, recovery, management, file sharing, collaboration, and data-loss prevention in a single unified solution.

Improve data security and compliance

To cite just one example of how IT organisations around the world use KeepItSafe Mobile to improve their operations, compliance teams can set the system to automatically scan all end-user data for sensitive information—for example, customers’ PII or ePHI. This helps ensure all devices always meet your security and regulatory requirements.

This industry-leading solution also includes:

Data Loss Prevention

  • Protect data on all devices with continuous backups
  • Geo-locate and remote wipe devices when lost or stolen
  • Eliminate data redundancy across endpoints for faster backups
  • Block access to data from unapproved IPs and locations with geofencing
  • Segment business and personal data in BYOD environments

Data Governance 

  • Enable IT to manage all aspects of backup for all devices from a single pane of glass
  • Leverage one-click secure file transfer with password, expiry, download limits, and tracking
  • Sync data across devices immediately, to minimize downtime and maximize productivity 
  • Prevent unauthorized access to corporate data via 256-bit encryption

Data Compliance

  • Search across all end-user data, automate compliance monitoring, and identify data risks—without impacting employee productivity
  • Enhance compliance with data-privacy needs by using settings that prevent administrators from viewing content and audit trails
  • Empower your IT team to manage policies, monitor and assess data risks, and review activity history to ensure compliance with regulations
  • Speed and simplify deployment using pre-configured compliance templates — including pre-built, tested configurations for common data regulations

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