facebook linkedin twitter

Tip of the Week: Protecting Your Mobile Device in 2 Easy Steps

Tip of the Week: Protecting Your Mobile Device in 2 Easy Steps

Mobile devices are one of the greatest tools available for business use today. However, because society has come to rely so much on mobile devices, these devices have become a treasure trove for cybercriminals to obtain information from. For this week’s tip, we’ll go over some simple ways to protect yourself from such threats.

Do You Really Need to Connect?
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity give our phones a heightened level of utility, but this benefit can also come with severe risks. Mobile devices, for the sake of simplicity and convenience, are ready and willing to connect with any Wi-Fi or Bluetooth signal they can. Unfortunately, this puts them at risk of being hijacked by any threat that may be lurking on the signal.

To mitigate this risk, make sure that you aren’t connecting to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth signals that aren’t secure and trustworthy. In fact, when not using them, keep these connections disabled just in case.

The same goes for public charging stations. These can also be used to spread threats, so it is better to rely on a portable charger or a wall outlet to power your device.

Furthermore, if you are connecting to something, make sure you aren’t sharing more than you need. For instance, if you need to rent a car while on a business trip, there’s nothing wrong with using Bluetooth to make hands-free calls. However, if prompted, there is no reason to sync your contacts with the car’s storage, effectively handing them to the next person that rents that car. Being cautious as you connect will only help you to stay safe in the long run.

Keep it Locked Up
The contents of your phone shouldn’t be available to just anyone who picks it up. Whether you have access to sensitive business information through the device, or you have apps that help you manage the rest of your life, your information is at risk unless you have protections in place to keep it safe.

The simplest way to do so is to leverage the phone’s built-in security features. Whether your phone accepts PIN numbers, passcodes, or a pattern set it up so that only you know how to open it. Furthermore, with more devices today leveraging biometric and facial recognition technology, there are other means for you to secure your mobile device.

Security is a crucial consideration to keep in mind, whenever you’re using a mobile device. For more information on how you can keep your business resources safe from threats in and out of the office, reach out to Computerware at (703) 821-8200.

VR and AR Made a Scene at CES 2018
The Fun, the Fit, and the Weird: Our Review of CES...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Friday, October 19, 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Privacy Internet Cloud Business Management Business Computing Software Hackers Microsoft Backup Managed Service Provider Productivity Workplace Tips Data Hardware Business Saving Money Email Malware Network Security IT Services IT Support Hosted Solutions Efficiency Google Small Business Computer Smartphones User Tips Gadgets Quick Tips Business Continuity Mobile Devices Disaster Recovery Innovation Virtualization Network Microsoft Office Android Mobile Office Social Media Server VoIP Mobile Device Management Smartphone Collaboration Communication Miscellaneous Upgrade Ransomware Windows 10 Data Backup Unified Threat Management Data Recovery Windows Remote Monitoring Tech Term Operating System Passwords IT Support Mobile Computing Managed IT services BYOD Remote Computing Vendor Management Holiday Facebook Productivity WiFi Cybersecurity Apps communications Marketing Analytics BDR The Internet of Things Automation Users History Apple Firewall Phishing Internet of Things Managed IT Services Alert Data Management Outsourced IT Mobile Device Browser App Save Money IT Consultant Artificial Intelligence Big data Bandwidth Bring Your Own Device Spam Maintenance Antivirus Gmail Encryption Health Content Filtering Office Going Green Budget Help Desk Two-factor Authentication Wireless Technology Managed IT Printer Virus Tech Support Hiring/Firing Search Hard Drives Cybercrime Lithium-ion Battery Cost Management Best Practice Information Technology Outlook Office 365 Windows 8 Cloud Computing Money Document Management Recovery Employer-Employee Relationship Saving Time Computers Training VPN Phone System Travel Hacking Business Technology IBM Update Law Enforcement Save Time Windows 10 Customer Service Humor Compliance Administration Data storage Website Government Running Cable Proactive IT Access Control Legal Networking Regulations It Management Intranet Education SaaS Hard Drive Risk Management Fax Server Mobility Information Augmented Reality Robot PowerPoint Social Engineering Data Breach Business Intelligence Securty User Digital Payment Solid State Drive Downtime Project Management Wireless Flexibility Comparison DDoS Tablet Black Market Company Culture Applications Computer Repair Laptop Social Networking Avoiding Downtime Machine Learning Business Growth Word Telephone Systems iPhone Data Security Password Twitter Cortana Current Events Paperless Office Hacker Excel File Sharing Patch Management Blockchain Sports Data Loss Computing Disaster End of Support Customer Relationship Management Hosted Solution Presentation Lifestyle Net Neutrality Politics Virtual Reality Redundancy Management Emails IT service Gaming Console Automobile Chrome Vulnerabilities Specifications Safety Virtual Desktop Chromebook Healthcare Webcam Digital Social Router Text Messaging Computing Infrastructure Hack Bluetooth Documents How To Websites Computer Accessories Private Cloud Heating/Cooling Download Start Menu Tech Terms Storage Trending Mobile Technology Cryptocurrency Telephony Software as a Service Google Docs Mouse Experience Inbound Marketing Taxes Uninterrupted Power Supply Retail Statistics Cleaning Managed Service Programming Distributed Denial of Service Monitors eWaste Network Congestion Bitcoin Office Tips Conferencing Data Protection Pain Points Public Cloud Value YouTube User Error Co-managed IT Unified Communications Settings Streaming Media Identity Theft Monitoring Vendor Processors Google Maps USB Scam IP Address Saving ZTime Browsers Google Calendar Permissions Language Multi-factor Authentication In Internet of Things Tip of the week User Tip VoIP Migration Connected Devices Human Resources Touchscreen News Wireless Headphones Telephone Device Management Application switches Writing Network Management Best Practives Business Managemenet Harddrive Scalability Consultation Evernote Music Equifax Fleet Tracking Content Management Debate Motion Sickness Knowledge Messenger Tracking Technology Tips Device security MSP GPS Virtual Assistant Upgrades External Harddrive Rental Service Meetings Audit LiFi Desktop Finance Fake News Nanotechnology Social Network Digital Signature online Currency Microserver Business Cards Service Level Agreement Entertainment Cabling Data Warehousing Startup Asset Tracking Teamwork Web Server Unified Threat Management Backup and Disaster Recovery Get More Done LinkedIn Thin CLient Books Workers Access Work/Life Balance Username 3D Ebay Wi-Fi Administrator Emergency Hard Drive Disposal Deep Learning Smart Phones Supercomputer Proxy Server Computer Care Visible Light Communication Memory Gamification PDF Printer Server Microsoft Excel Screen Reader Customer Resource management Turn Key IT consulting Piracy Upload Trojan Skype Worker Google Drive Windows Server 2008 Smart Tech Distribution Best Available Keyboard Archive Microchip Electronic Medical Records Fiber-Optic Database Domains Leadership Reading Samsung Spyware Mobile Payment HTML Organize Adminstration Pirating Information Vulnerability Employer Employee Relationship Dark Web Electricity Printing Advertising Flash Mobile Security Point of Contact G Suite CIO Telephone System Public Speaking Physical Security Health IT Windows XP Software License Trends Licensing Windows 7 Staffing Google Wallet Multi-Factor Security Cost Shortcut Hacks Displays Fraud Tactics Troubleshooting Relocation Tablets cache Television Society Devices Entrepreneur Banking Botnet Recycling Bookmark WannaCry Downloads UTM Content Environment Webinar Analytic Sync Micrsooft HIPAA Notifications CCTV Corporate Profile IT Plan Enterprise Resource Planning Electronic Payment Product Reviews Upselling Time Management Freedom of Information Drones Legislation Error Competition email scam Addiction Business Owner Reliable Computing Assessment SharePoint Accountants A.I. Read Video Surveillance Business Metrics Computer Malfunction CrashOverride Data Analysis Printers Capital Productuvuty 3D Printing Managing Stress Regulation

toner1