GDPR and Compliance: Protect your mobile devices from security threats

GDPR and mobile security
GDPR is almost here. Are you prepared?

With GDPR in place, UK businesses are at risk of significant financial penalties, if staff ignore company policies around confidential data. This means that your business is liable to heavy fines in the event of data breaches.

The iPass Mobile Security Report 2018, revealed that more than half (57%) of organizations suspect their mobile workers have been hacked, or caused a mobile security issue, in the last 12 months.

Mobile security threats are rising and as employees are increasingly working from remote locations such as home, hotels, and airports, there is no guarantee the Wi-Fi hotspot is fully secure.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes a number of significant changes and far stricter rules on how to comply. With the penalties dramatically increased, making sure you’re prepared for the GDPR has become imperative.

Arrow offers a suite of applications to help with mobile GDPR compliance.

Wandera Secure Mobile GatewayArrow is one of the UK’s leading business mobile providers and avid proponents of mobile security with Wandera & IBM MaaS360 solutions. Using the power of MaaS360 and Wandera means that IT professionals should easily achieve GDPR mobile compliance before the regulation takes effect in 25th May 2018.

The new regulations bring two specific risks to the table which all boards should be considering when planning their approach to the new regulations.

Reputation Risk

Companies must disclose data breaches to regulators and in certain circumstances to affected individuals, within 72 hours of their occurrence. This has the potential to be catastrophic in terms of business reputation and shareholder value.

Financial Risk

Non-compliance can lead to very significant fines, potentially rising to 4% of worldwide turnover.

In the UK this greatly exceeds the current maximum of £500,000 meaning that if data breaches remain consistent, fines paid to the European regulator could see a 90-fold increase, from £1.4bn in 2015 to £122bn after the legislation comes into effect.

  • €20m new maximum fine
  • 4% share of total revenue penalty
  • 90 x potential rise in fines for failure to comply
Are you wondering how to make your business mobiles GDPR compliant? See the key features below.
Wandera – Prevent the attack, detect the threat and contain the damage.

Wandera mobile security

Due to their gateway approach, Wandera is uniquely positioned to give you the data and tools required to identify and manage risks from mobile device usage.

Wandera can assist in the discovery phase by providing the data needed to understand mobile use, such as the applications and websites accessed, as well as who accesses them and from where. Wandera specifically addresses the key risks associated with mobile device use, all of which could lead to potential data breach.

Wandera mobile apps

Know your Threats

Know when your organisation is under attack, ensuring rapid compliance with GDPR notification deadlines.

Vulnerability assessments

Know when your organisation has holes that need to be patched before they are exploited, avoiding extremely expensive incidents, such as was the case with CardCrypt or with TalkTalk.

Data Leaks

Know which applications and sites are not protecting your employees’ private data. Wandera has also built options that provide you with best in class security as well as options to protect or anonymise data in line with your preferences.

 

IBM MaaS360 – Mobile Device Management (MDM) with visibility and control of iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows devices.

ibm maas 360 security

As an industry-leading UEM solution, MaaS360 is committed to establishing best-in-class security, privacy and transparency measures that are compliant with regulatory requirements and best practices.

MaaS360 conforms with the current privacy laws in the EU, has already developed key compliance features and is on track to achieve complete GDPR readiness by the first quarter of 2018.

 ibm maas360 mobile security

Preparing for the GDPR With MaaS360

Bounded by the trust and assurance that IBM delivers across the globe, their award-winning solution primarily aims to increase operational efficiency, maximise data security and deliver on digital transformation goals for customers.

A Containerised Approach

MaaS360 does not store any user data on its servers. Instead, it stores data within a secure container on the device itself, and the MaaS360 cloud service and product teams have no visibility into it.

Ease of Managing Devices

The MaaS360 UEM system offers a comprehensive, highly secure platform that manages and protects mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, people and identities, and apps and content. The ease of managing all of the above through a single portal without compromising quality is a unique MaaS360 offering.

Logging, Auditing and Reporting

MaaS360 offers extensive logging and audit functionality with reporting. This is very helpful in meeting multiple GDPR requirements.

 

Putting It All Together
These are just some of the reasons why Wandera and MaaS360 are the fastest and most cost-effective way to meet new business challenges, support new users, devices and apps whilst complying with the upcoming regulations.
Using the power of MaaS360 and Wandera together means that  IT professionals should easily achieve GDPR compliance before the regulation takes effect.

 

Contact the Arrow team now to make your business mobiles GDPR compliant.

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*The research was carried out by independent market research company Vanson Bourne during February and March 2018. The sample comprised 500 CIO and IT decision makers from the U.S. (200), U.K. (100), Germany (100) and France (100). https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/ipass-mobile-security-report-half-of-organizations-suspect-their-mobile-workers-have-been-hacked-in-the-last-12-months/