Smartphones and tabs are becoming a universal need in the enterprise since recent years but to help the employee’s maximum to get the most use of mobile devices which keeps both the users and enterprise data safe and secure. Any good enterprise mobile management system implements the essential which helps to manage and monitor the mobile security in any organization.
With the usage of any technologies and platforms, a user can expect to get few problems from time to time. Whether it may be usual suspects as bugs or vulnerabilities to more serious security concerns as malware and other mobile attacks and even the device theft as your mobile data cannot be stolen or spied on or utilized by the cybercriminals. Below are some easy security tips that make sure that your device and data is protected:
Data Protection: The Android OS comes with basic pre-installed security measures which you see access and enable it from the security submenu. The Android security screen also includes the choice of encrypting the device. If you enable this option, it will help in protecting the confidential information as the corporate data which are stored in the device.
Screen Lock: Enabling the feature of screen lock prevents any outsider or thief from accessing your device and even if your phone gets stolen.
Security Apps: It’s always recommended to use the security apps that are available on PlayStore. Any app that offers the anti-theft feature as remote wipe-out, tracking and locking as well as the malware scanning and detection which helps in checking the potential threats.
Strengthen passwords and app permissions: The tech giant Google does a great job in syncing the updates with the Android devices. However some of the makers take little more time to get it updated. Always remember to check the features which allow the app to access and never forget to use strong and unique passwords. Always keep in mind that passwords can be cracked easily and if you are re-using the same password then hackers may access your password effortlessly from any other account.
Prevent your device to get rooted: before you root your mobile device, consider the pros and cons first. As this feature allows you more control over your device, it can also allow any unsigned apps which include the malicious ones to access your data which even makes it more difficult to patch and update your OS and apps and it can leave your device vulnerable.
Connect to secure networks: Whenever you are in rush, or when it seems there is no possible choice or networks it seems practical to connect with the public Wi-Fi. But before doing so you should always think twice. Unsecured Wi-Fi can be a threat and is used as a medium where data can be intercepted by the third party.
Apps downloading from app stores: Downloading the third party apps from app stores can be the most obvious way to infect your mobile device from malware. Keep your apps limited and it always recommended to download it from official app stores as Google Play Store which can lower the risk of getting affected by malware or virus.