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.
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.
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.
If your efforts to protect your company from hacking still don’t work, it’s always a good idea to have small business insurance as back-up. Be sure to visit the Bullfrog Blog often for more tips on marketing, productivity and risk mitigation.