Phone Security Checklist

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Phone Security Checklist

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

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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 and Malware.

Phone Security Checklist

Protect personal and business digital data.
Password Protection

Activate password protection, PIN, fingerprint or face unlock.

Activate Tracking

Make sure if lost or stolen device can be tracked.

Remote Security Apps

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.

Phone Updates

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.

App Updates

Patch any security holes that have been discovered.

App Downloads

Download apps from the official app stores and check reviews.

Wi-Fi Hotspots

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

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

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

VPN encrypts data before it is sent across the Internet.

Anti-Virus Software

Protect against viruses and hacking attempts.

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

Avoid Jailbreak

Do not jailbreak or root your phone

This removes the protection from Apple and Google.


Encrypting scrambles all files.

Access Permissions

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

Frequently asked questions
Looking for more info? Here are some things we're commonly asked
  • Why is a Checklist Important?

    Does the running of your business include several repetitive tasks? If there’s no guidance or procedure in place, it’s possible for some of the steps in the process to get forgotten. This is why checklists are important.

    People get distracted, and when something gets forgotten, it’s much harder to recover than if they’d completed the task right in the first place.

    Guidance every step of the way makes sure something is completed perfectly every time.

    Read More: Why is a Checklist Important?

  • Checklist To Reduce Mistakes

    We all carry enormous knowledge and experience that we want to apply effectively, but we are all prone to make mistakes. There’s only so much we can store in our heads without forgetting something. How to maximise our use of knowledge?

    The simple answer to this problem is to use checklists.

    Read More:  Power Of A Simple Checklist To Reduce Mistakes

  • What types of checklist are there?

    How many types of checklists are there? Two. What are the two types of checklists? Read-Do and Do-Confirm checklists are about how you use checklists.

    Read More: Types of checklist: What are the two most powerful Checklist Types?

  • Checklist Software

    A checklist is a way to document each step needed to complete a task. A detailed set of instructions, a guide of how something is done. 

    Checklist software allows you to document every step of a process to be used over and over again.

    Read More: Checklist Software

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