In this day and age, we’ve become dependent on sharing things on the internet through various devices, particularly our mobile phones. It can range from sharing photos on social media to documents for work. But what happens if either of those things are leaked where they shouldn’t be, or are lost altogether? The consequences can range from disastrous to downright dangerous. That is why we need to highlight the importance of mobile security.
Every day, we are faced with numerous threats to our mobile devices, and every person is liable for a breach of phone security. But how do we go about securing our mobile phones and all the data and information we keep on it? Well, we need to start taking measures to ensure our phones are as secure as they can be.
What is the importance of mobile security?
To the average person, the use of the term ‘mobile security’ will immediately conjure up an image of an antivirus. The problem here is that viruses aren’t the only threat to your phone’s security, as there is a lot more on the line. From data corruption to spyware software that can both steal and control your device without your knowledge, the risks are endless.
So, in reality, mobile security refers to the process of protecting your mobile from the loss of personal information, data, and overall control of your assets. This leads us to what needs to be done to ensure that doesn’t happen. The goal is to protect your phone from both current dangers and future risks. We can do this in so many ways, so we will share a few examples.
Types of mobile security precautions:
- Encrypt your mobile
- Use VPN
- Use Wi-Fi secure networks
- Install an antivirus or anti-spyware app
- Open only trusted websites
- Ensure you’re using strong sign-in security
The first few points seem simple enough. Only, how do we go about ensuring strong sign-in security? There are actually several methods to help you do that. Today we are going to focus on two of them: SSO and 2FA.
What is 2FA?
2FA stands for two-factor authentication. It is a measure of security, using other applications to secure confidential information so that only those who have access to both can authenticate the sign-in process.
Many of us might not realize it, but this particular method of security is one that all of Facebook, Google, and Microsoft highly recommend for their users and mostly use. They either ask you to open a dedicated authenticator app to insert a specific code on both ends. Or they ask you to head to a pop-up and confirm you were the one signing in, either with a code or a simple yes or no.
What is SSO login?
SSO login stands for single-sign on login. This allows the user to access multiple applications within a business using a single username and password. All in a highly secure manner. This security measure is highly recommended for organizations, as it allows users to access all connected apps with a single set of credentials.
The best example of this would be with Google. With a Google email and credentials, you’ll be able to access all of your data across the Google Suite of apps. From Gmail to Google Drive and even YouTube, all of them are connected under the same organization.
What can Infosysta’s integration with Miniorange offer you?
Infosysta’s apps, Mobile for Jira and JSMobile facilitate the use of Jira on your phone. As such, it was important to ensure mobile security using both apps. With the help of Miniorange, an IT company offering cybersecurity solutions to companies worldwide, Infosysta managed to create a powerful integration to up its users’ mobile security.
Miniorange in its right developed a single sign-on technology to integrate with both Mobile for Jira and JSMobile so that organizations using the two apps would be able to help their users access information, and data with ease. In addition to that, it also developed its own two-factor authenticator that works really well with both apps.
When it comes to the importance of mobile security, two-factor authentication and single sign-on login are not actually interchangeable. They both have different things to offer and, in fact, work well together for a more optimal result, as one can see with the aforementioned example of both Mobile for Jira and JSMobile.