The modern office is filled to the brim with mobile devices. Everyone has a cellphone and sometimes, for better or worse, we need to use those phones for work related matters. Even if you have a company phone, the need for mobile security is absolutely paramount. Considering that we use our phones from everything from email to banking, their security’s fortitude really cannot be overlooked. Today we’re going to be talking a little bit about how you can cope with mobile security risks. Let’s take a look.
The internet is a dangerous place for the uninformed.
Mobile security has many facets and one of them is knowledge of how to navigate the web safely. This is particularly poignant for your mobile use because mobile devices pass through a lot more networks than their stationary counterparts. For maximum security efforts, you should avoid logging into open Wi-Fi networks, as they may be compromised. You should also never download apps from sources that you don’t know. Downloads are often rather dangerous, even when working with a reputable company, but without even the lowest level of verification, you are putting your mobile device at risk.
There are a lot of helpful apps for mobile security.
Many users don’t know this, but there are a lot of anti-virus options for mobile users. Make sure that you are taking advantage of them and make sure that you’re using apps from reputable sources that you and your company have come to trust. Android users should be extra vigilant considering that they are the most common victims of malware attacks on mobile devices. Remember to update absolutely everything on your mobiles devices when it prompts you, rather than waiting for a “more convenient time” that will never come. Updates are one of the easiest and most helpful ways to fortify your mobile security.
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