As we celebrate Halloween, we also bid adieu to National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Although October is coming to a close, it’s important that we continue to spread awareness about cyber security. Here at Lookout, we’ve done our part this month to bring you simple steps and advice you can take to protect your phone and the sensitive data it carries. Our phones have become our lifelines in the digital age, let’s not let the ghouls and goblins of the cyber landscape get the best of us.
National Cyber Security Month by the Numbers
- 1 Android update: Google announces Jelly Bean 4.2, the new Android OS. We’re excited for all the new features.
- 2 launches including Signal Flare: Lookout launched the redesigned Lookout app for Android with Signal Flare, a first ever capability that flags the last location of your phone when the battery gets low, increasing your chances of getting it back. Two weeks later, we announced Signal Flare for iPhone.
- 5: Mobile security blogs we published during NCSAM to help raise awareness and protect people from mobile-based threats.
- 7: Free Lookout Premium upgrades we gave away via Facebook.
- 31: Tweets we tweeted for NCSAM to spread awareness through social media channels.
- 257,541: Views we received on our “Introducing the New Lookout” Youtube video after announcing the redesigned Lookout.
Here’s a recap of 5 simple tips you can follow to keep your life on mobile safe:
- Set a password for your phone
- Always download software updates
- Use discretion when downloading apps
- Be cautious when using public wifi
- Install a security app like Lookout
Although we’re bidding a farewell to NCSAM, cyber security awareness is something we should celebrate annually. So don’t revert back to your old habits of unsafely browsing public WiFi or ignoring your software updates. Here at Lookout, we chose to stay ahead of the times and always be informed – and you should too. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest security alerts and threats so you can help spread awareness throughout the year.
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