When it comes to business and IT, the only thing that matters is making sure your company and your employees are protected. This means having a secure network, and one of the best ways to keep things on lockdown is by ensuring that all of your mobile devices are protected. While most people think of laptops when they think about mobile devices, there are also smartphones, tablets and even other types of smart devices that need to be protected as well. In this blog post we’ll go over some ways you can keep all of your mobile devices safe and secure so that even if someone gets into them with malicious intentions they won’t be able to do any damage!
Limit the number of apps on your phone.
Limit the number of apps on your phone, and delete unused ones. This helps prevent malware from spreading to other devices through app stores and the internet. If you use an iPhone or iPad, you can limit what gets installed by going into Settings > General > Restrictions (this feature isn’t available for Android devices). Install updates as soon as they become available
Make sure all software is up-to-date: iOS updates are free; Android users should check for system updates in Settings > About Phone/Tablet > System Updates
Install a good antivirus app.
While you can’t prevent every attack, there are steps you can take to make your devices more secure. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by installing an antivirus app on your mobile device.
Antivirus apps scan for malicious software and rootkits that may have been installed on your device without your knowledge, which could be used to steal personal information or spy on you. They also scan incoming messages for spam or phishing attempts that might try to trick you into giving up sensitive information like passwords and credit card numbers. The best antiviruses offer real-time protection from threats as they arrive in text messages or emails–which means less time spent cleaning up after attacks have already happened!
Upgrade the operating system.
The operating system is your first line of defense against malware and other threats, so it’s important to keep your OS updated. Upgrading the operating system, when you can, will help ensure that you’re protected from current threats.
OS updates often contain security patches that fix vulnerabilities in your device’s software, as well as new features. While there are some cases where skipping an OS update might be prudent–especially on older devices–you should avoid doing so whenever possible because these updates tend to improve performance and battery life while adding new features like facial recognition or video calling capabilities (just two examples).
Turn off Bluetooth when not in use.
Turn off Bluetooth when not in use to ensure that others can’t access your phone using Bluetooth technology.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology used for short-range communications between devices, such as smartphones and computers, for example. While this may sound like a good thing, it could pose a security risk if someone were to gain unauthorized access to your device through Bluetooth technology. If you don’t need the feature enabled–especially when traveling or going through an airport–it’s best practice to disable this feature by turning off your device’s Bluetooth connectivity until needed again (or at least until after passing through security).
The best way to ensure your mobile devices are secure is by keeping them updated with the latest software and security patches. This will help you avoid being hacked or infected with malware. You should also keep an eye out for any suspicious activity on your phone, such as strange notifications from unknown sources (such as apps). If something doesn’t seem right about what’s happening on your phone, then stop using it immediately!
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Founded by Taylor Sulik, Coast Guard Intelligence Officer veteran, physical and cybersecurity consultant, and Fortune 500 risk management professional, Forculus Home brings enterprise-level security and analytical experience to home networks.
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