March 14

Don’t forget your phone when you think about cyber security

The amount of sensitive information stored on our phones is staggering. Financial details, personal messages, banking apps, photos, and contact information are just a few examples of the data that can be accessed through the small glass screen.

This is particularly concerning when employees use their phones for work, as they may have access to company systems, including email, contact lists, network access, and file systems. If these devices are not kept secure, they can become a significant vulnerability in your company’s cybersecurity.

Criminals are well aware of this vulnerability and frequently target phones for cyberattacks. Additionally, losing or having your phone stolen can put your data at risk. Therefore, it is essential to implement security measures to protect your data and avoid disaster, whether you issue company smartphones or your employees use their own.

Here’s our simple advice on how to keep your smartphone safe:

  • To begin, ensure that all employees set up a PIN and biometric login, such as a fingerprint or face scan, to open their devices. This is also a Cyber Essentials requirement.
  • Only install apps from trusted sources to ensure that you are using genuine software.
  • Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on all apps that store even a small amount of sensitive data.
  • Be cautious when connecting to Wi-Fi, particularly when working remotely or connecting to public networks. Consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to add another layer of security.
  • Lastly, always keep your phone’s operating software up-to-date and ensure that all apps are updated regularly.

Smartphones have revolutionised the way we live and work, but it is easy to take them for granted. Neglecting to secure these devices could be a costly mistake.

If you require assistance in safeguarding your smartphones, do not hesitate to contact us.

We thought you'd like these posts

April 16, 2024

Running a business or managing a team is pretty much like being

April 9, 2024

Imagine you’re sifting through your emails when an unexpected message from a

March 19, 2024

Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 update has dropped, and it’s got a small

March 12, 2024

If there’s one thing that’s 100% certain when it comes to protecting

March 5, 2024

You rely on your team to be efficient and productive. But slow

February 27, 2024

Picture this: Your business gets hit by a ransomware attack, and your

Looking to switch IT provider?

Experience the m3 difference for yourself and discover why our customers can't stop praising our service.
Fill out the form below to setup your 100% FREE, no-obligation consultation.