As a small business owner, mobile devices can give your business the upper edge to communicate instantly and respond quickly to any business situations. But they Can also open the door to one of the fastest growing “attack surfaces” for cybercriminals.

  • Use a strong pin or password on your phone: Always set a strong password on your phone to make it problematic for attackers to gain access to your sensitive data and services in case they get your phone.
  • Consider enabling fingerprint logins to your device
  • Disable Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth when not needed: Wi-Fi or your Bluetooth connection can broadcast information and even attempting to make connections with other devices.
  • Be cautious what apps you download: you can’t always trust that an App just because it comes from the Apple store or Google Play store. double check all apps you install.
  • Be watchful what services your apps access: some apps can enable or take over services on your phone, be mindful on what you download and install.
  • Disable location services when not needed
  • Be vigilant where you plug in your phone
  • Employ remote wiping software
  • Backup your phone frequently: Backups will allow you to easily recover your data if it is lost or stolen.
  • Add a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution: MDM solutions can offer encryption for whole mobile devices, apps or data. Encryption will add an extra layer of security in your data in case it is compromised.
10 Mobile Devices Cyber Security Best Practices