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Mobile device security policy

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  • Published June 6, 2019
  • Topic TechRepublic Premium
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More and more users are conducting business on mobile devices. This can be due to increases in remote workers, travel, global workforces, or just being on-the-go. This policy provides guidelines for mobile device security needs in order to protect businesses and their employees from security threats.

From the policy

Summary

Mobile devices are commonly used to conduct company business which can render them more susceptible to risk than desktop or even laptop computers. Desktops are routinely stationary devices and laptops are harder to lose than smartphones or tablets, being more sizeable. In addition, the same social engineering, phishing and application/operating system vulnerabilities which plague desktops and laptops are just as applicable to mobile devices.

With this in mind, it’s important to establish and follow specific, comprehensive guidelines for securing mobile devices from loss, attack, or misuse.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for mobile device security needs in order to protect businesses and their employees.

This policy can be customized as needed to fit the needs of your organization.

Scope

All employees, whether full-time, part-time, contract workers, consultants, part-time staff, interns and temporary workers and other personnel are covered by this policy. It also applies to all company-owned drone equipment or material related thereto.

Exceptions

There are no exceptions to this policy except where permitted in writing by the HR and IT departments.

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