Using your mobile phone for work can be a goldmine for cybercriminals to steal your business information. Whether you check your emails, access files, store contacts or sync up your phone to a shared network. It’s important to keep mobile devices as secure as any other device in the workplace.
Cybercriminals are just as likely to steal information from your phone as from your work computer or laptop. Cybercriminals know that mobile phones can leave a vast hole in your cyber security, making mobile devices easy targets.
Cybercriminals aren’t the only concern, with theft and loss also putting your personal information at risk. Whether your workplace has a bring-your-own-device policy or business mobiles, you should still make sure that cybersecurity rules and procedures are followed.
What Mobile Security Steps Should You Ask Your Employees To Follow?
Complex password protection and two-factor authentication (2FA)
A complex password should be switched on to prevent criminals from accessing your phone. Fingerprint and face recognition can also prevent unwanted access to your device. Complex passwords should be enabled on all important files, apps and data sources. Two-factor authentication can add an extra layer of security to prevent access in case your password is ever compromised.
Enable device tracking
Device tracking allows you to track the location of your phone in case it is ever stolen or lost. You can also use mobile device management software to remotely lock access, erase data and retrieve backup data.
Keep your operating system updated
Manufacturers release regular operating system updates that include critical security updates which keep your mobile phone protected. You can set software updates to be done automatically but it’s always worth checking your settings to make sure that you have the latest version installed.
Make your staff aware of application updates
The applications you have installed on your phone also need to be regularly updated with patches from software developers. The updates can patch security holes that have been discovered. Informing your staff when updates are ready and showing them how to install them is important to keep mobile devices protected.
Don’t connect your phone to public Wi-Fi.
Public Wi-Fi hotspots come with a long list of security risks such as having passwords stolen, session hijacking, ransomware attacks and identity theft. The best way to avoid this is to use the data on your mobile phone or secure the public Wi-Fi with a VPN.
Mobile device management
Mobile device management gives you a vast range of insights and controls across hundreds of devices. Many businesses come to us for help with their mobile device security and data connections as well as IT Support. We understand how important it is to have safe and secure connectivity in the modern workforce which is why we’re always available if you need a hand with anything technology related.
Mobile device management services we can provide include:
Onboarding – providing data connections with O2 and EE
Setting up devices – required apps and business controls
Security – we can help keep your devices safe
Maintenance – remote troubleshooting and helpdesk
Deprovision – remove, reassign or retire devices