Mobile devices are often integral to many small business owners. There are just so many tasks we can accomplish without even being at a computer thanks to apps and the Internet. This is great but it means that security isn’t just something that applies to our office-based technology.
If your mobile device, whether a phone or tablet, was comprised in some way right now, how would that impact on your business? Would there be a data breach? A financial implication? Business downtime?
Set a pin or passcode
This is your first line of defence. If someone wants to access your device, they will first need to break this code. This is not an easy task, and can operate as a deterrent against theft. Some device manufacturers have an option to automatically wipe your device after a few unsuccessful attempts at your passcode or pin; so, even if your phone is stolen, your information cannot be accessed.
This is why Neos Technology offer mobile device management (MDM) in our portfolio of services.
Remote locate and wipe tools
There are thousands of applications out there, and many involve more than brain training or shooting birds at pigs. Certain software can help you locate your lost or stolen device through its GPS. Apple offers a service like this for their mobile devices, aptly named Find my iPhone. For Android users, the Android Device Manager offers these services. Windows Mobile users also have this option from the Windows Phone website. Similarly, many third party applications are available in each of the app stores.
Keep your device clean
Utilizing an Antivirus and Malware scanner is never a bad idea. Your phones are mini-computers, and just like your “big” computer—they need to be cleaned up from time to time. Malware and Virus threats can compromise information stored on your mobile devices. Malware has a snowball effect, and can continuously pile up until it slows downs or stops your device.
Neos Technology offer complete endpoint protection as a solution to this problem for both mobile devices and computers. It will keep your endpoints clean and secure from outsiders. Consider Webroot as an antivirus application that scans your downloaded apps and devices for any threats. We offer Webroot antivirus in our managed IT services package. Equipped with internet security, this defence will give you a heads up if it detects any malicious activity from your device’s browser.