Mobile Security Tips for Business

Mobile devices play important roles in all our daily lives, they’ve become a part of our everyday routine. Even thinking about going a day without using your phone you’re probably cringing. Because these useful gadgets have become so reliant, it’s opened the door of hackers and security vulnerabilities. Your cell phone might be more threatening than you think, so you need to know how to keep it secure.  

Specifically, business owners may use their phones to keep confidential information about work or clients, do transactions, send important emails or messages, the list could go on. Business owners need to be concerned about how secure their phones are.

 

Passcode Lock

No brainer. Having a passcode locks could be a specific word, a number code or probably the most secure one to have is the user’s fingerprint to unlock the device.

 

VPN

Using a Virtual Private Network can help encrypt your connection so that you’re left with no worries when going online on a public network. Without having it, your personal information could be sniffed out from someone else using the same public network.

 

Encrypt Your Storage

When you are concerned about data confidentiality, encryption comes in handy. If your phone were to be stolen or gone missing, you can be assured that a third party won’t be able to gain access to all your data and information.

  

Downloading from Trusted Sources Only

Downloading files or applications from secure and trusted sources should already be something you do, if not, you need to start.

 

Password Your Wi-Fi

By securing a strong password for your Wi-Fi network, it will protect you from attempts at gaining access to your network without permission.

 

Have a Reliable Anti-Virus Software

With virus attacks being a lot more common now than ever, mobile devices are just as prone to virus attacks. Making sure you have a good anti-virus software is a great way to stay safe.

 

Back Up Your Phone

You should be doing this on a regular basis already. At least once every week or two.

 

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Forming A Business NDA

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How NDA’s Can Safeguard Your Business

With all the headlines about hackers and email leaks, it is very evident that in today’s world confidentiality and privacy are of utmost importance.  So it’s important to always be conscious that everyone who interfaces with your business will eventually come into contact with bits of information about your business which you may wish to keep secure and restrict to internal use only.

 

Whether it is about the processes that run your business, trade secrets, or other keys to your competitive advantage, there will often be something in your business that you don’t want the general public (and especially your competition) to know.

 

To protect your business from letting sensitive information out into the public a Non-Disclosure Agreement (known as an NDA) is often a good start.

 

An NDA is an agreement between two parties to not share knowledge of a sensitive or confidential nature with unauthorized parties.  Businesses use NDAs when they are going to share proprietary information while working with another individual or group which requires that the information remains secure.

 

Without a non-disclosure agreement, you cannot control the flow of information that someone chooses to take part in.  Any person – including your employees – is free to learn about your processes and tell anyone about them.  This is why having your employees sign NDAs is just as important as having those outside your business sign them.  Having an NDA serves as a deterrent and safeguard against such risks

 

As insurance brokers working with entrepreneurs and startups Bullfrog Insurance is always aware of simple solutions and business practices that can safeguard your intellectual property and minimize business risks.  Be sure to frequently check in at www.bullfroginsurance.com for other informative business tips ranging from risk management to marketing.