Mobile Device Compliance: Data and Hacking

So, before penetration testing becomes an option, creating a checklist of your current threat defences as well as carrying out regular reviews is a good idea.

Create a checklist that looks something like this:

  • All screen locks should always be activated
  • As soon as possible, all security updates must be installed
  • Keep all threat detection and anti-virus software up to date
  • Regularly update your passwords
  • Make sure that remote wipe is always enabled

Make sure that device tracking is always enabled

Keep in mind that this is in no way meant to be used as a security strategy. All that it suggests are a few basic steps that can be taken to guarantee that phones are safe from hacking or data loss.

It is also important to implement continued development and training of staff — dealing with employee complacency can be quite expensive.

Final Point on Future Phone Hacking and Threats

As it becomes more common for flexible working and unified communications at work, this year high on the agenda for your business this year should be grater mobile security. And although keeping up to date on current issues is important, future issues such as wearable tech should also be taken into consideration.

The important thing to remember here is that it is important to be aware of how crucial it is to protect against data loss and phone hacking, this goes beyond installing an antivirus software system.  Being as they are potential gateways to  your network, at least the same level of protection to your mobile devices as you would apply to your laptop or desktop, then take it a step further and focus on the increasing complexity of high mobility and mixed use.

Staff training, a written policy and a blend of software is the combination and overall strategy that is needed to keep your company’s data secure.