Making your smartphone safer can be simple

Making your smartphone safer can be simple

The growth of the smartphones industry has led to a rapid increase in the number of people trying to attack the mobile devices.

For business users it is particularly important to keep a smartphone safe and secure, as losing it, having it stolen or hacked can be disastrous.

There are a number of simple security steps you can take as business users in order to keep the sensitive data you hold safe and out of the hands of hackers who could use it against you.

Turning the Bluetooth settings off is a good start, as smartphones that have the feature on are easier targets for hackers as it provides an instant link.

Making passwords as secure as possible and changing them regularly will also boost the defences a smartphone possesses.

While Wi-Fi provides a handy network to use when out and about, it is also important to only use safe and secure networks, as they can also be a breeding ground for spyware, malware and viruses, which can be used to steal data.

Of course, implementing mobile device management software will help you deal with a problem should it arise, allowing you to wipe a phone of important data remotely.