Cybersecurity awareness is gaining a lot of traction these days, as business leaders are becoming increasingly attuned to the digital risks they face. One recent study, for instance, shows that 82 percent of company boards are now concerned about cybersecurity.
Despite this growing awareness, however, many businesses are still failing to protect one critical area of the enterprise: their mobile devices. They’re relying on mobile devices more than ever, yet they’re employing outdated, or in some cases virtually nonexistent, mobile security strategies.
Does this reflect what’s occurring in your organization? The truth is that if you’re not actively researching, assessing and planning security strategies with the vulnerability of your mobile devices in mind, then your network is vulnerable to intruders.
Take a moment and consider whether any of the below are characteristic of your current situation:
- IT lacks a strong mobile management policy: Mobile devices are currently proliferating in your organization, and the traditional model of securing the “perimeter” of the business has been blurred, posing a challenge to your IT department. Your tech workers are struggling to apply a stagnant set of security controls to various makes and models of mobile devices, and control over them all is slipping. It may also be that IT is trying too hard, leading employees to frustration and a search for workarounds.
- There is no mobile visibility: Does your IT department even know how many mobile devices are accessing your network on a daily basis? Your employees may or may not use their various devices for work each day, and some might be used more than others. You know that endpoint security solutions are critical to maintaining a secure network, but keeping tabs on every relevant device is becoming next to impossible.
- Your company is still relying on passwords: Passwords are fast becoming an outdated method of protection because they present an easy target for hackers. Most of your employees are likely using the same password for multiple accounts, or passwords that are easy to crack. Usernames, which often accompany passwords, are just as troublesome. Often it takes only one username/password combination to access multiple accounts shared on one computer.
If any of these situations apply to your business, it’s time for a mobile security update. Enter voice biometrics, a simple, convenient and secure choice for protecting sensitive data. By measuring the pitch, tone, and rhythm of a person’s speech, identity is verified, providing unparalleled—and effortless—protection against mobile cyber attacks. A digital voiceprint is unique to every person, and cannot easily be taken away, lost, counterfeited, or forgotten.
If mobile security is becoming an obstacle to productivity in your organization, VoiceVault can help. Be proactive and meet today’s challenges head-on. Find out if voice biometric identify verification software is right for you.