Why construction companies need better mobile device security
A recent article in UK Construction Online highlighted why construction companies need to focus on data security. We believe mobile device security should be a key element of their plans. https://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/news/construction-industry-needs-take-data-seriously/
With a long supply chain and use of subcontractors on projects commonplace, the risks of data loss and compromise are increased. Smartphone and tablet usage, particularly with no common security policy in place amongst subcontractors can exacerbate this putting at risk responses to tenders, building plans and communication with suppliers.
However relatively simple solutions can be implemented to mitigate the risks and also take a step towards GDPR compliance. L3C’s mobile device management solution, underpinned by IBM MaaS360 protects against the risks of ransomware attacks but also provides a secure solution to separate corporate and personal data on devices.
Applications can be deployed to project teams and installation tracked. Productivity can be improved by securely sharing documents. However, security can be upheld through authentication, restriction of taking screenshots and copy/paste and detection of jailbroken devices. Furthermore, compromised devices can be selectively or fully wiped, a major benefit for lost or stolen devices.
Bring your own device (BYOD) policies can be supported by the separation of personal and corporate data. User privacy is protected as personal emails, calendars, contacts, stored pictures, Facebook or social media sites and web browsing behaviour cannot be viewed.
Our video explains the solution in more detail which can be deployed on a project by project basis making it a cost effective mechanism to help address security and GDPR concerns for construction companies. Our solution complements our wider cloud and hosting services that deliver cost effective solutions that improve service levels and disaster recovery for core applications. L3C Limited are ISO certified in information and security management and quality management and are certified under the UK Government cyber essentials scheme. Find out more by emailing us at email@example.com