Greater connectivity and flexibility in our mobile network over the last ten years has brought tremendous advantages to businesses all over the world. But with faster connections and higher levels of data collection, there are significant challenges when it comes to mobile network security.
While the introduction of the next generation mobile network will bring even more advantages, IT services also need to keep an adaptive eye on the burgeoning cybersecurity risks.
How your business IT network is organized is going to be fundamental to this.
The Separation of Networks
One of the key issues many organizations and businesses face is whether and how they segment their networks. That means splitting existing networks with partitions that limit who and what systems have access. For instance, it could mean that you don’t have standard company data sitting with more confidential and sensitive information any longer but in a secure, separate vault.
Better planning is going to be needed by businesses in all sectors, working with their mobile security provider to put in place robust processes that are continually updated and developed.
The Future of Mobile Network Security
There are several steps that businesses will need to be conscious of as we move into a faster network. The first is reviewing and testing those networks to make sure they are fit for purpose once new technology is implemented.
More sophisticated devices and faster connections can also be translated to a deeper reach into existing systems. Allied to this is potential risk that poor device management may pose in the future, especially if the workforce is not kept up to date with the latest developments and properly trained.
Companies should be preparing now for the new, faster mobile network and liaise with their IT service to make sure all the right infrastructure is in place. While the Internet of Things could well revolutionize business even more over the next decade, businesses still need to be wary and put cybersecurity evolution at the forefront of their operation.