One of the main challenges companies face whilst working towards GDPR compliance will be ensuring the security of Personally Identifiable Information held on mobile devices including mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other portable devices. Below are some considerations to ensure mobile device management is not a gap in your GDPR compliance strategy.
(a) Identify the GDPR risks:
The first step is to understand what data is on your mobile devices; this will give you an overview of what risks exist. Consider the following:
- Does customer or corporate data reside on mobile devices?
- Has your IT department the ability to wipe mobile devices if they are lost/stolen?
- How are your organisations devices managed/protected?
- Do employees use personal mobile devices to access the corporate network or email?
(b) Centrally manage and safeguard mobile devices:
Centrally managing and safeguarding devices can be achieved with Citrix XenMobile; a comprehensive solution to manage mobile apps, data and devices, which can be either on-premises or in the cloud. Users have access to all their apps and IT can easily configure, secure and support mobile devices and help meet compliance requirements. Corporate and personal data can be separated to everyone’s advantage.
Enterprise Solutions is Ireland’s leading Citrix XenMobile Partner. We are a Platinum Partner with specialisations in Mobility, Networking and Virtualisation.
If you would like to talk to us about your MDM strategy or GDPR requirements email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to meet with you.
PS – read our blog on Managing & protecting mobile devices, apps & data or watch this short video from Sky News – Smartphones will become the number one target for cyber criminals within five years.