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SB189 Does not use unapproved applications on work devices

Using unapproved applications on devices may be harmful. They could cause your device to run slower, introduce malicious software, or display unwanted ads. If the application introduces unwanted software onto the device it could compromise any sensitive information stored there.

Why is it important?

Unapproved applications aren't regulated or trusted, and may contain dangerous security flaws that leave your devices and accounts vulnerable. Only using approved applications significantly decreases risk of a security incident.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Malware Infection

Malware Infection

Malware infections occur when malicious software makes its way on to a device or network.

Data Theft

Data Theft

Data theft is the intentional stealing of data.

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