The future of device security is all about mobile devices. Ensuring the security of these devices is only going to become more and more important as time goes on. Though mobile devices may seem like a personal, employee problem, they are not. Any device on your network is going to pose a threat if it isn’t properly protected. Today we’re going to be talking about some of the ways that you can improve the security on your mobile devices for your company in 2017. Let’s take a look.
Mobile security cannot be ignored going forward.
Threats to your mobile devices are only going to become more invasive and aggressive as time goes on. For example, the Pegasus was a very aggressive spyware program that would track calls, steal passwords, and even trace the phone’s location. It was installable on iOS phones. Though it has been patched since August of 2016, threats like this one are only going to continue to appear and attack.
The most important aspect of mobile security is knowledge.
As usual, one of the best ways to counter the attacks of hackers on PC or mobile is to know what to look for. Inform your employees about phishing scams and make sure that they know that attackers may pose as reputable individuals. Anything that comes as a free download offer should always be met with suspicion. Third party app sellers should also be handled with extreme caution, as this is a very popular way to infect a device. To help ease the burden of managing mobile security, you need to make sure that all employees are updating their phones and that they have installed anti-virus software in case of an attack. Finally, you should inform your employees that public Wi-Fi is not a secure environment and that they should always tread with caution while using it.
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