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12Jul

Paint a target on your back..

 
If you’re only using cell phones for business, you may as well paint a target on your back.
 
Since 2018, cyber-attacks on employees devices have increased year after year. It makes sense, they’re the perfect target for an attack.
 
People assume that their phones, and other devices, are untouchable; but the truth is, there’s malware (malicious software) out there waiting to strike because any device can be a goldmine of valuable data.
 
Most people use their devices all day every day and not just for personal use. They’ll access their work emails, documents and client data and their devices hold their passwords, their location history, and financial information.
 
Unfortunately, most businesses don’t take security seriously.
 
Here are three things you should do:
  1. If you don’t already, create policies for your business to ensure that lost or stolen devices are reported immediately; that updates are installed as soon as they become available; and that two-factor authentication, passcodes, or biometric logins are used.
  2. Give your entire team formal education in cyber security and the red flags to be aware of. Discourage your team from accessing public Wi-Fi and test them regularly on their security awareness.
  3. Make sure that data on employee devices is encrypted, and that you have a lockout policy in place if a login is entered incorrectly after a few attempts. This will block brute force attacks, where lots of possible passwords are repeatedly entered until the right one is found.
Mobile devices, like cell phones and laptops, are becoming a real area of data security weakness for businesses, so it’s important that you increase your protection, before it’s too late.
 
We can help to keep your business devices protected against security threats. Give us a call at 716-373-4467 or email info@databranch.com to learn how!
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