Hackers are targeting Android devices at an alarming rate because of the ease of accessing personal information on the device. With an increase in personal information being processed and stored on mobile devices, could you or your business afford to be attacked? The information that a hacker can access is even scarier than you thought!
The more that employees and contractors use mobile devices to access organizational systems, applications and data, the more important it is to protect unwarranted access. It’s vital to prevent your mobile devices form getting hacked. Mobile devices are meant to increase productivity and add to the bottom line, but unauthorized hackers can sometimes easily access information and other assets. This turns company mobile phones into a danger and a possible drain on revenue instead.
Given that mobile devices are essentially moving targets used outside the organization’s perimeter — as well, outside its firewalls, threat management, spam and content filtering, and other tools used to keep unauthorized hackers away— it’s vital to apply a series of best practices to use on mobile devices to keep exposure to risk and loss to a minimum.
Although it’s challenging and comes with some costs, the following list of mobile security best practices can help protect mobile devices and their users from unwanted exposure or unauthorized disclosure of company or organization IP, trade secrets or competitive advantages. All will help reduce risk of loss or harm to your company or organization.
- Get Anti-Malicious Software for Your Mobile Device
- Secure Your Mobile Communications with encryption and private networks
- Use Password Controls and Strong Authentication
- Control Third-party Software by requiring user to log into a remote virtual work environment
- Perform Regular Mobile Security Audits