Making your mobility compliant with GDPR

Have you considered the mobile implications?

The world has changed.

The majority of internet traffic is now occurring on mobile. Corporate mobile devices are therefore regularly accessing valuable employee and customer data.

Organizations tend to have very little visibility into this device traffic. They are therefore unable to detect or prevent breaches in data and other security threats.

While some firms are making use of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) tools to administer application usage on corporate-owned devices, this level of security leaves gaps when it comes to preventing data leaks.

Your customer and employee data is at risk

Mobile is a lucrative gateway to the enterprise. These devices present multiple openings for hackers to access your organization’s sensitive data. This is thanks to:

  1. The lack of privacy and security built into a vast number of mobile applications and web pages (consumer & corporate).
  2. The use of unapproved file-sharing applications and websites for storing sensitive data.
  3. The potential for interception of data due to connections to insecure Wi-Fi networks, either by malicious design or by carelessness.

The consequences

Reputational

A data breach over mobile has the potential to be catastrophic in terms of business reputation and overall shareholder value.

  • Reduced consumer trust
  • Plummet in sales
  • Negative viral media response

Financial

Non-compliance can lead to significant financial implications.

  • 90x
    increase in fines for failure to comply
  • €20M+
    new fine guidelines
  • 4%
    share of total revenue penalty

Prepare yourself now with Wandera

Implementing Wandera is an essential step towards GDPR compliance. It assists organizations’ in the following ways:

Early warning system

Companies must disclose data breaches to regulators and in certain circumstances to affected individuals, within 72 hours of their occurrence. Having a system in place for mobile that alerts administrators to potential breaches the moment they happen is critical to complying with GDPR. Not knowing is not an excuse.

Data leaks

Hundreds of the apps installed on corporate devices may be accidentally or maliciously built, transmitting sensitive data without encryption and posing a serious risk to the enterprise. Understanding and blocking the apps that are exposing data is critical to minimizing the chances of your next breach.

Vulnerability assessments

While one strategy might be to sit and wait for breaches to happen, a smarter approach is to identify potential exposures before they are exploited. Wandera gives organizations an unparalleled ability to detect risky configurations and other vulnerabilities in the devices, apps and settings of their mobile estate, escalating liabilities before they can be misused.

Reasonable measures

Importantly, no organization is 100% secured from security incidents, even with the best technology in the world. If the worst does happen, it is crucial that a business is able to show that it took all reasonable measures to prevent data breaches. Having Wandera in place shows the company was responsible in handling data and having security systems in place.

“We believe the only way to ensure compliance with GDPR legislation is to embrace a mobile security solution that affords total data visibility. Whichever technology you choose to adopt, our guidance is to select a platform that operates at the cloud level as well as the device level, eliminating blind spots and giving you absolute confidence that your organisation is as best equipped as it possibly can be when it comes to reducing risk.”

Michael Covington, VP Product Strategy at Wandera

Gartner Market Guide for Mobile Threat Defense Solutions 2018

“Beyond a unified endpoint management (UEM) security add-on, MTD is also used to address use cases such as mobile phishing, bring your own device, app vetting and compliance.”

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