Mobile Device Security Testing
Most businesses do not have a firm grasp of the security vulnerabilities associated with handheld devices used by their workforce. Mobile phones, iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets, Blackberries, and a myriad of other hybrid handheld devices are used to access business systems, but their inherent mobile security vulnerabilities are largely overlooked.
Given their size and portability, the primary security concern associated with these devices is their ability to store large amounts of information. Add to this the breadth of communication options available, and you have a device that introduces formidable risks to your systems and information.
A wide variety of security vulnerabilities exist with handheld devices: trojan horses and malware programs can easily be installed, thus creating a backdoor to networks, permitting unauthorised access. Worryingly, antivirus products for handheld devices are not evolved and operating systems currently do not limit malicious codes from modifying system files. Device connections can be intercepted, and data captured without the knowledge or permission of the user.
Risk Crew’s Consultants can help identify, minimise and manage these risks by testing the security integrity of their configurations and connections to your systems.