Smart devices, mobile phones and tablets are becoming the control hub for the myriad of connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) – as are bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in many organizations today. But this is creating unique and heightened security risks for IT professionals, such as higher exposure to data breaches, malware and compliance violations. BYOD is no longer an industry trend; it’s a fact of life for enterprise-wide operations and the IT organizations that must support them.
Mobile authentication solutions are among the most secure ways to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA), adding a proven layer of protection to consumers' online accounts and services. They are also convenient for users because they take advantage of a device that most people have close at hand — a mobile phone.
Many different factors make mobile authentication security difficult, from selecting the most effective techniques to integrating them into your organization's broader security systems. This white paper reviews the eight biggest challenges and outlines how best-in-class solutions address them to protect data and prevent attacks.