Mobile Devices: The NEW Train Robberies

By RMON Networks | March 31, 2015

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With nothing more than some rope, a few guns and a lot of gumption, Jesse James committed the first train robbery in 1873. Although he and his gang were hoping for a windfall of gold bullion, they only made off with a meager $2,000. After that, thousands of train robberies occurred and became common because trains were easy, slow-moving targets full of valuables traveling through unpopulated areas (the most common targets were trains carrying payroll shipments).

Crime has evolved in leaps and bounds since then, but one thing hasn’t changed: there are a growing number of people in the world who have the motivation and the means to rob you blind. The only difference is that instead of getting a gun and holding up a bank or a train full of people, they’re getting smarter and more sophisticated, using software, tools and malware to rob MILLIONS of people, simultaneously, while sitting at home at their PC. They are cropping up in droves in China, Brazil and Russia as the Internet and low-cost online tools and software become available. Worst of all? Businesses are giving these criminals MULTIPLE points of easy entry through unprotected, unmonitored mobile devices.

Every two seconds someone becomes a victim of cyber-fraud in the US. Over 82,000 NEW malware threats are being released every single DAY – and small businesses are cybercriminals’ hottest target because of the low-end or nonexistent security controls they have in place. Combine that with the fact that more companies are allowing employees to access and store confidential data on their mobile devices AND the increasing litigation around data privacy, and you’ve got a perfect litigious storm that EVERY business must address if it is allowing employees to access and store company data on mobile devices.

That’s why it’s critical to have a Mobile Device Management system (MDM) in place. One breach of your company’s information due to a lost laptop or Trojan introduced via a cell phone can cause a nightmare of reputational damage, litigation and lost clients, not to mention the loss of your hard-earned cash.

To help our readers understand what they need to do to protect their business, we’ve put together a free report, “7 Critical Security Measures Every Business Must Put In Place With Mobile Computing.” To instantly download a copy, go to www.rmonnetworks.com/mobile

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