Modern Mobile Security with Old-School Thinking
We have some bad news for your mobile device: Hackers, spies and thieves are eyeing it as their next target. And because your phones and tablets are key to operating your business, this is bad news for your business, too.
Now for the good news: thieves may have found a new target, but theyre generally using the same old strategies. Everything youve learned about protecting your PC still applies in the mobile realm. As The New York Times put it, The most practical rule for protecting yourself is to start thinking of the smartphone as a PC.
Heres how that translates into some common-sense ways to protect your phone.
Just as you would with your PC, you should take full advantage of your mobile devices built-in security system.
Most hacking occurs when the victim launches a bad program or activates a suspect email. Clearly, hackers are counting on you to slip up.
The fact that we keep our phones closeby in our pockets or purses can offer a false sense of security. But think of that smartphone as the key to your companys front door and take these simple steps today. While these tips already should be second nature when dealing with your company PCs, (have you defined your mobile security policy yet?), theyre just as critical when it comes to your mobile devices.