Not securing Salesforce mobile access
With the increasing use of mobile devices in the workplace, unsecured mobile access to Salesforce can pose a significant risk to the security of sensitive data. Mobile devices can be lost, stolen, or hacked, potentially exposing sensitive data to unauthorized users or security risks.
To mitigate this risk, organizations should configure Salesforce mobile security settings, such as device enrollment, application policies, and remote wipe capabilities. These settings can help to ensure that only authorized devices are accessing Salesforce and that data is protected in the event of a lost or stolen device. Remote wipe capabilities can also be used to delete data from a lost or stolen device to prevent unauthorized access.
Implementing strong authentication options, like two-factor authentication (2FA), is also critical to securing mobile access to Salesforce. 2FA requires users to provide two forms of authentication, such as a password and a one-time code sent to a mobile device, before they can access Salesforce. This adds an additional layer of security to the authentication process and helps to prevent unauthorized access.
Regularly reviewing and updating mobile access policies is another important step in ensuring adherence to security best practices. This involves reviewing policies for mobile device management, access controls, data protection, and user training to ensure that they are up-to-date and reflect changes in industry regulations, security best practices, and the organization's risk management strategy.
Overall, to mitigate the risk of unsecured mobile access to Salesforce, organizations should configure Salesforce mobile security settings, implement strong authentication options like 2FA, and regularly review and update mobile access policies. By following these best practices, organizations can significantly reduce the risks associated with unsecured mobile access to Salesforce, and protect sensitive data from unauthorized access and security breaches.
Salesforce Security Best Practices for Security Engineers: A Comprehensive Guide
This guide provides a comprehensive set of best practices for securing Salesforce, covering topics such as user authentication, data encryption, access controls, and threat detection and response, to help organizations safeguard their Salesforce data and prevent security breaches.
Application-level security controls
Set up application-level security controls in Salesforce, which will help protect your organization's data and functionality. It's important to regularly review and monitor security logs, and to keep your Salesforce instance up to date with the latest security patches.
Multi-factor authentication in Salesforce, which will provide an additional layer of security for your organization's data and functionality. It is important to regularly review and monitor user access and MFA activity, to ensure that the MFA is working as expected and to identify any suspicious activity. Additionally, it is recommended to conduct regular security reviews, to ensure that your multi-factor authentication configuration is adequate and meet the business requirements.
Authentication and access control
Authentication and access control in Salesforce, which will secure your organization's data and functionality. It is important to regularly review and monitor user access and authentication activity, to identify any suspicious activity and respond accordingly. Also, it is recommended to conduct regular security reviews, to ensure that your authentication and access controls are adequate and meet the business requirements.
Role-based access and permissions
By following this guide, you have implemented Role-based access and permissions in Salesforce, which will enable you to control access to your organization's sensitive data and functionality. It is important to review your settings and permissions regularly, to make sure they are still relevant to the needs of the business, and that the users have the right access and permissions to perform their job functions.