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Ensure your mobile phone is secure

It would be safe to say a large portion of businesses have at least one, if not all, of their employees making use of a mobile phone for work related purposes.

Since 2018, cyber-attacks on smart phones have increased year on year. And it makes sense. They are the perfect target for an attack.

People unknowingly assume that their phones are untouchable – especially iPhone owners. But the truth is, there’s malware (malicious software) out there waiting to strike.

This is mainly due to the fact mobile phones are a goldmine of valuable data.

Most people use their phone all day every day. As well as for personal use, they will access their work emails, documents and client data. And their phones hold all their passwords, their location history, and financial information.

Still most businesses don’t take security for mobile phones or mobile devices seriously.

Here are three things you should be doing:

  • If you don’t already, create policies for your business to ensure that lost or stolen phones are reported immediately; that updates are installed as soon as they become available; and that passcodes or biometric logins are used.
  • Give your entire team formal education in cyber security and the red flags to be aware of. Discourage your people from accessing public Wi-Fi. And test them regularly on their security awareness.
  • Make sure the data on employee mobile phones is encrypted, and that you have a lockout policy in place if a login is entered incorrectly after a few attempts. This will block brute force attacks, where lots of possible passwords are repeatedly entered until the right one is found.

Mobile phones are becoming a security weakness for businesses in regards to the area of data; so it’s really important that you increase your protection, before it’s too late.

If we can help to keep your business devices protected against security threats, get in touch on 02 4647 1855 or contact-us.

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