When you think security do you remember your phone?

Smartphone Security

When you think security do you remember your phone?

Our phones contain a wealth of private information, from personal messages and financial details to banking apps, photos, and contact information. If you and your team use phones for work, they may have direct access to company systems, such as email, contact lists, network access, and file systems. Therefore, if they are not as secure as any other device in your workplace, they can become a significant vulnerability in your cybersecurity.


Criminals are well aware of this, which is why they target us through our phones just as much as they do through our networks and servers. However, cybercrime isn’t the only concern. Losing your phone or having it stolen can also put your data at significant risk.


Whether you issue company smartphones or your employees use their own, it’s crucial to ensure that everyone implements some simple security measures to protect your data and avoid disasters.


Begin by ensuring that your people set up a PIN and a biometric login, such as a fingerprint or face scan, to open the device. Only install apps from trusted sources to ensure that you’re using genuine software.


Enable Multi-Factor Authentication on all apps that store even a small amount of sensitive data. Be careful about where you connect to Wi-Fi. If you work remotely or often connect to public networks, consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to add another layer of security. You never know who might be monitoring traffic on a public network.


Finally, always make sure that your phone is running the latest version of its operating software, and keep all apps up to date.


Smartphones have transformed the way we live, both at home and at work. However, it’s too easy to take them for granted, and that could be a costly mistake.


If you need help keeping your smartphones safe, don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re a Chichester based IT Services company that can help.

If you’re worried about security then we recement gaining the Cyber Essentials certification for your business

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