Keeping the data of your staff and your Company protected requires a change of perspective on cell phones. Although any device connected to the Internet is vulnerable to a cyberattack , it is important to take steps to reduce risk and increase responsiveness . Consider training your collaborators and collaborators in the following protocols:
- Implement locks
Using strong passwords and biometric authentication (fingerprint or facial) can ensure that if someone loses their phone, personal and work information is locked.
- Avoid public networks
Public Wi-Fi networks are not secure, since all information transmitted is accessible to anyone connected to the network. If someone on your team needs or wants to work from a public place, it is better to use a virtual private network (VPN) that uses public networks to connect users to a private network, in this case, the Company’s own network .
- Learn to identify phishing
It is necessary to make people aware that phishing is also a cybersecurity risk for mobile phones . They should be trained not to click on any link that comes in emails and messages from businesses or business contacts. They should be instructed to always go directly to the appropriate web pages and login from there.
- Require double authentication and strengthen passwords
Employees should be instructed not to use the same password on multiple accounts . They must also require the use of encrypted messages and antivirus software, including restricting which sites and apps can be used while connected to the Company’s secure network.
- Use only one type of mobile device
Having everyone use the same type of device can facilitate greater control , down to the level of managing the apps available to the devices. This mobile cybersecurity measure forces staff to use their work devices solely for work tasks. You can also consider the use of technological solutions that separate personal and work functions on the same device.
- Use a cell manager
Many organizations use mobile device administrators to protect data on cell phones. Some of these administrators require conditional access policies that can be complex to implement.
There are also cloud-based security systems to strengthen the cybersecurity of phones. This technology allows access to Company data within the computers of employees and employees and delete them when necessary without having to delete all the information from the phones.