The Importance of Mobile Technology Security
As businesses continue to grow more and more, notice that many companies have become virtual, and are essentially operating their entire organization from a computer or smartphone. With the latter, especially, mobile devices have become a major factor in the workplace, and there are several reasons why. First of all, with these devices at hand, it’s very easy to access your data from anywhere. After all, you don’t always have to be in the office, and you can even operate directly from your device if you’re traveling on the road.
Speaking of which, mobile devices are also very easy to carry around. After all, being able to open a file directly from your smartphone, sure beats always having open your laptop and wait for it to load up. This is especially true if you’re in a hurry. Besides, you certainly can’t fit a laptop in your pocket, and it’s often too much of an inconvenience to carry it wherever you go.
However, as useful as mobile devices have become, many business owners and employees don’t take their security seriously enough. We’re so used to using personal laptops, that it’s easy to assume our mobile devices aren’t susceptible to threats both in cyberspace and within the workplace. Speaking of which, here are some useful tips for improving the security of your device.
Secure Your Passwords
Threats to your mobile device don’t always come from cyberspace. More often than not, especially when it comes to your password security, it’s important to keep watch of what goes in the workplace. After all, there might be someone who’s looking to steal your device.
For example, when it comes to securing the password of your smartphone, you should never share your access info with anyone. It’s easy to be careless and assume no one will be able to guess your well encrypted code, especially when dealing with friends in the workplace. If you truly must share your passwords with someone, however, even if it’s only briefly, here is what you should take into consideration.
First of all, be sure to keep watch of them at all times. You don’t need to hover over their shoulder, but don’t leave the room, either. Most important of all, however, whether it’s a stranger or trusted friend, always change your password after you’ve given someone access to it. Make sure the new code is unique, and that it’s not even a slight alteration of your previous password. Overall, securing the passwords on your mobile device is an important factor for mobile device security.
Install Mobile Device Security
Keeping your coworkers from accessing your device is important, but so is protecting your smartphone from threats in cyberspace. In fact, both of these go hand in hand. The funny thing about anti-virus software is that it’s common knowledge to most, but many people neglect to install it on their mobile device. Remember, any device with an Internet connection, is always susceptible to threats and viruses. Aside from installing protection, however, you should also make sure to be careful while surfing the web. Avoid websites that look suspicious, and don’t open any pop-ups even if they seem trustworthy. For example, many times when surfing the web, you might get a pop-up that says your device is infected. Most of the time, though, this is a scam. In fact, downloading it will actually do harm to your device and cause it to get infected.
For more information about the importance of mobile technology security in the workplace, feel free to contact us today at BWS Technologies. We look forward to hearing from you, and assisting you in the best way possible.