Phone Security Checklist

Phone Security Checklist

Phone security is so important now we process and store large amounts of personal and business digital data on them.

Mobile phones are now an essential part of modern day business. It’s easy to forget it is essentially a pocket-sized computer and  just like laptops can connect to the Internet. Meaning they are at risk of a cyberattack.

Phone Security

Activate password protection, PIN, fingerprint or face unlock.

Make sure if lost or stolen device can be tracked.

There are a number of apps which allows you to secure your phone if lost or stolen.

Lock access to stop anyone using it.
Remotely erase the data stored.
Retrieve a backup of data stored on the device.

Operating system updates, critical Security Updates keep the device protected from known security vulnerabilities.

Cybercriminals exploit vulnerabilities in operating systems to gain access to outdated phones.

Patch any security holes that have been discovered.

Download apps from the official app stores and check reviews.

Don't connect to unknown or public Wi-Fi Hotspots.

Use your mobile 3G / 4G mobile network, which has built-in security.

Encrypts data before it is sent across the Internet.

Protect against viruses and hacking attempts.

Help keep your phone free from malware, and prevent you becoming a victim to phishing attacks.

This removes the protection from Apple and Google

Encrypting scrambles all files.

Review your access permissions. What data are you allowing the app to access?

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