The New Year has arrived, and as we reflect on the past year, we also plan for the future. As your setting your goals for this year, we have an easy resolution for you: take a few simple steps to make your smartphones, tablets and Kindle HDs more secure this year.
2013 Mobile Security Resolutions
- Don’t be reactive, be proactive. Whether you’re an Android, iPhone or Kindle HD owner it’s important to understand that there is no silver bullet to fight mobile security threats. That’s why it’s necessary to take the preventative steps to ensure that our devices and the information they carry are protected. Nowadays, our phones serve many purposes, and it’s not uncommon to hear them referenced as our digital wallets, command centers and even our personal assistants. This is precisely why they need to be protected. Hackers are constantly pushing the limits on how far they’ll go to access our personal information and hard-earned money, but protecting yourself is simple to do. Download a mobile security app, like Lookout. If you do your part, we’ll do the heavy lifting and protect you from emerging mobile threats.
- Contribute to cyber security awareness. Make it a 2013 goal to spread awareness about mobile security and cyber threats. Although National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) has come and gone, safety is something you should practice year around. If you’re one of those people who are up-to-speed about the importance of practicing safe web browsing or downloading software updates, spread the word. Be a good neighbor or friend and take the few extra minutes to show someone how they can keep their digital life safe.
- Strike a balance between business and personal phone usage. As more and more businesses adopt the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ model, the importance of protecting the sensitive corporate information on these devices increases. More than 80% of organizations allow employees to bring their own devices to work. For business owners, it’s necessary to help employees understand the threats and risks that exist, so employees can take action to safeguard their phones. On the other end of the spectrum, employees should adopt the company’s BYOD policy and be aware of critical safety tips they can take to protect their phones and tablets.
With more than 33 million smartphones shipping this past holiday season, it’s never too late to make a vow to mobile security. By making one of these resolutions, you can look forward to a safe and secure digital life in 2013.
What is your 2013 mobile security resolution?
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