Mobile devices can be more secure than traditional office machines, but only if the user has adopted the right policies and practices, and at the right time and place.
– Protection Tips
> Continuous updating of the operating system. Dealers of hardware operating systems suffer from many problems, for this reason, are constantly updating existing systems and some of their legacy systems. Unfortunately, many people and institutions decide not to make periodic updates because they cause trouble, exposing many devices to known problems.
A report by Destell Networks Research Lab found that nearly 60 percent of all mobile devices are run by remote robotic attacks. This may seem small enough to make you think of the actual number of hundreds of millions of mobile devices operating under this situation.
Do not break the device protection. In any area, there are people who feel they have a better way of doing things. In the world of mobile devices, this feeling is often manifested by breaking protection, or downloading illegal copies of operating systems. You will not be surprised if we tell you that broken hardware is vulnerable to high security vulnerabilities.
> Use Virtual Private Network (VPN). Solid encryption is an essential component of robust security.
Cellular communication is more secure than normal Wi-Fi, but that does not mean it’s not hackable. There is no doubt that intercepting cellular signals is illegal, but not impossible. Most portable devices are also capable of connecting to cellular and wireless networks, often without user knowledge of what is being used to transmit data.
The solution is simple: set up your mobile device with a virtual private network program and let it be used.
> Use a password protected for the device. Some estimates suggest that one out of four financial services is compromised after a device is stolen or lost. IT professionals may not be able to install devices into the hands of users, but they can impose passwords that make stealing a mobile device just an unfortunate event rather than a disaster for its owner.
Biological indicators may reduce the burden on users if their mechanisms meet the security requirements of their company. Whether a certified authentication requires a known password, fingerprint, or facial recognition feature, a company should not allow any unprotected smartphone to obtain sensitive information.
– Hardware fortification
Download Anti – Malware. There is a misconception among users that some smartphones can not be hacked by malware. The markets contain anti-malware products and services for all mobile devices, although some may not look like traditional antiviral applications.
> Data fragmentation. Smartphones and tablets often contain both personal and professional information at the same time. The mission of the IT security mission is to protect both types of information through the use of a program to divide the data between personal and professional.
> Beware of Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi networks are everywhere, meaning that a mobile user may connect to dozens of wireless networks without even noticing that he is using a network other than his cellular network.
Changing mobile settings may cause the device to request permission before joining any public or other public network, especially to reduce many of the security issues associated with connecting to suspicious Wi-Fi networks.
> Data support. Whether your device backs up the cloud service or transfers it to a laptop or computer, it’s important that all data on your smartphones or tablets be backed up periodically.
> Use two-factor authentication. The devices themselves can not be protected by two-factor authentication, because these devices are often used as a factor in authentication schemes. In turn, individual applications, networks, and services can be set to prompt more than just a password to allow access to the device.
> Use Mobile Device Management wisely. When it comes to enforcing policies for mobile devices in a company’s network, few alternatives can be used instead of mobile device management software.
It can be said that mobile device management software, is very much a prerequisite for all uses of mobile devices in companies, only very small ones.