Mobile Device Security Tips

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As mobile device usage soars, it’s becoming increasingly important to take steps to protect your company from mobile threats, both new and old.

Lost or Stolen Devices: All phones and tablets should be locked with a password or PIN and the device should automatically lock after a short period of time (ie. 30 seconds).

Malicious Attacks: Employees should never install unauthorized apps to company devices. It’s important to never pay a ransom if ransomware finds its way onto a company device; your willingness to pay will place a huge target on your business.

Preventative Measures

  1. Establish a Mobile Device Policy
  2. Establish a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
  3. Keep the devices updated with the most current software and antivirus programs
  4. Back up device content regularly
  5. Choose passwords carefully

Scrivens has worked with industry experts to craft sample mobile device policies. Contact us today to obtain your copy!

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