Imagine running your business without a cell phone.
That thought is horrendous.
Could you do it?
Sure, we’ve got Teams and Zoom and all those other amazing tools on our laptops. But sometimes it’s easier to just call a colleague. And accessing messages on the move is critical.
Thing is, with the rise in remote working, we’ve also seen a rise in mobiles being targeted by cyber criminals.
And why not? They’re a great device to target:
- We all have one
- We use them to access just about everything
- And we store our passwords, personal information, and even our financial details on them
All a cyber-criminal must do is trick you into letting them gain access and they’ve hit the jackpot.
One way they’ll do this is by sending you phishing emails, a fake email that looks like it’s from a real company.
Or smishing texts, basically a phishing message delivered by SMS. In fact, between March and July last year smishing attacks increased by 29%. That’s huge.
Then we also have the increased security risk of losing your phone, or having it stolen. Especially if your business data is not encrypted.
Or connecting to a fake public Wi-Fi.
I could go on, but hopefully that’s enough to help you realize that you need to take security for mobiles seriously.
Both on business devices, and on your staff’s devices if they use them to access company data.
The 5 basic rules are:
- Encrypt all data
- Backup everything
- Use passcodes or biometric login (fingerprint, Face ID) for each device
- Enable automatic data deletion if the passcode is entered wrong multiple times
- Use mobile security software
Can we help keep your company mobiles safe? Give my team a call today.