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 and Malware.
Phone Security Checklist
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.
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.
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.
Do not jailbreak or root your phone
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?