Maximizing Cyber Security: Don't Forget Your Phone!

Maximizing Cyber Security: Don't Forget Your Phone!

Maximising Cyber Security: Our cell phones hold a treasure of private information. Just consider how your financial accounts info, private messages, banking software, photos, and contact information are all invisible behind the small display screen.

If your office staff uses company phones for work, they have secure access to a range of company systems and personnel rosters. Consequently, their phones can become an opportunity for which hackers could infiltrate your company's entire defenses.

Being robbed or pick-pocketed socially may increase your exposure to additional cyber threats.

As cyber criminals have shifted their attention towards mobile phones and consider them as a significant target, alongside servers, networks, and other technological resources due to the valuable information they hold, its important that this often unfettered access be stopped.

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So, if you're issuing company cellphones, or your employees use their own, make sure all team members follow some security precautions.

You must make sure that your people set up a PIN and biometric logins such as a fingerprint or face and voice recognition before they can use the device.
When installing programs, be sure to use only trusted sources to ensure the apps you install are legitimate.

Multi-Factor Authentication should be enabled even for applications that contain even a minimal amount of sensitive information.

Exercise caution when connecting to Wi-Fi, if you use Wi-Fi either at home or in public areas, it would be appropriate to use a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, for extra security. So taking additional precautions is necessary.

Always make sure that your mobile phone is using the latest operating software, and keep all apps up to date to prevent potential malfunctions and ensure optimal performance.

Ever since smartphones have significantly altered our lives, both in personal and professional settings. However, they can also have a significant negative impact at work, which could result in costly consequences.

If you require assistance in maximising cyber security of smartphones, or any other IT devices please do not hesitate to contact us about maximising cyber security for your business.

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Don't just take our word for it | Here are some links to NZ Government related guides and information
CERT NZ | Phishing Scams and your business
CERT NZ | Data breach
CERT NZ | Insider Threat
CERT NZ | Protecting your business from spear phishing and whaling
CERT NZ | Business email compromise
CERT NZ | Ransomware
Business-Govt-NZ | Keep your data secure
Business-Govt-NZ | Storing and backing up data
Business-Govt-NZ | Implement and test backups

Last Updated: 14/03/2023
Keyword: Maximising Cyber Security
Author: Dennis Jones | CT Business Solutions

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