Cloud Computing: The Best Way To Protect Endpoints and Data In Mobile Cloud

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Cloud and mobility computing has become popular among enterprises all over the world. Due to this development, IT departments are now bombarded with security and management issues.

The Birth of Enterprise Mobility

Industry experts foretell that vast penetration of enterprise development will happen by the time 2020 comes. This effect is already visible in Singapore wherein 82% of their staff treats versatile work options as an essential part of their value proposal. Aside from that, Singapore has telecommunications service providers that upgrade employee productivity with the use of emerging communications developments.

Cloud is the Future

Singapore is expected to be the cloud hub of the Asia-Pacific. The country’s commitment towards cloud is limitless. Now, they have two newly-constructed government buildings including the Smart Nation Programme and Cyber Security Agency or CSA.

The Smart Nation Programme will depend on a cloud ecosystem to provide seamless transaction. As organizations in Singapore continue to adapt to this new reality provided by cloud, they need to develop security practices to protect this emerging reality. This is why the government of Singapore has included the role of cloud in their future developments and endeavors.

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Keeping Up with the Security Issues in Endpoints Updating endpoints with the recent versions of applications and operating systems is a full-time job and it gets difficult to keep up with the mobile enterprise. The biggest challenge in this field is the vast endpoint of operating systems that needs to be regulated including Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS, Linux, and iOS. For every endpoint, an IT team needs to know the ins and outs of its operating system and learn the specific patching method for each. Aside from that, the applications that come from different app stores need to be regulated using different methods. With regards to this, another IT team must master these methods to protect the endpoints. How to Deal With Data Leakage Another problem that needs to be solved by IT experts is data leakage. It can happen to any users with or without their knowledge. For example, users might copy their business information and upload it to their cloud without knowing that it will be exposed. They might also reveal their private data to a public cloud service by the use of third party apps like predictive keyboard apps or document viewers. This careless act can impose threats to the user’s IDs, account numbers, password, and other important data. When this unfortunate case happens, it is the IT team who track and recover the data. But in case the data isn’t retrieved, the team is also responsible for erasing it form the device. IT teams encounter various issues in their line of work every single day. To establish a reliable endpoint security and avoid unauthorized attacks, IT teams need to develop tight security scheme in their endpoints. For instance, their laptops need to have a firewall to restrict unauthorized sharing and data encryption. This security method will protect business enterprises not only in Singapore, but all over the world.