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CMIT Solutions of South Charlotte

Mobile Device Security

How did we ever live without mobile devices?

Isn’t it great to be able to quickly find the answer to a question, check directions, message a friend, and stay posted on any number of work and personal items of interest.  Having one device to read email and keep so much important information is a great convenience, in fact some might say a necessity.

If Slick Willie Sutton was alive today instead of saying “I rob banks because that’s where the money is”, he might say I hack phones because that’s where passwords are stored.

MOBILE DEVICES ARE INCREASINGLY THE TARGETS OF ATTACK

Here are our top recommendations for safeguarding your mobile device:

  • Start with a mobile device acceptable use policy for your business
  • Provide staff with security awareness training
  • Use a password manager app to securely store passwords
  • Enable device encryption
  • Lock all mobile devices with a pin, passcode, swipe, or fingerprint
  • Change the pin, passcode, or swipe regularly
  • Only install apps from trusted sources, primarily the official app store for your device
  • Install security and app updates
  • Use privacy controls to limit the information apps can access
  • Limit which apps can access location services
  • Disable Bluetooth and WiFi when not in use
  • Don’t jail break your phone
  • Backup information and photos regularly
  • Enable track my phone feature
  • If you must use public WiFi do so using a virtual private network (VPN) service
  • If employees access sensitive information from their mobile devices, consider a mobile device management service

 THE CMIT PROMISE:
EMPOWER YOUR STAFF.  PROTECT YOUR DATA.
DEFEND YOUR NETWORK.

BALLANTYNE, CHARLOTTE, MATTHEWS, AND MONROE, NORTH CAROLINA 704.234.2648

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