Because of their convenience, smartphones and tablet devices have become a universal presence in the modern business world. As usage soars, it becomes increasingly important to take steps to protect your company from mobile threats.

The need for proper phone security is no different from the need for a well-protected computer network. Gone are the days when the most sensitive information on an employee’s phone was contact names and phone numbers! Now a smartphone or tablet can be used to gain access to anything from emails to stored passwords to proprietary company data.

Mobile devices are just as susceptible to malware and viruses as computers, yet many businesses don’t consider instituting the same type of safeguards. Less than 20 per cent of mobile devices have antivirus software installed, which is practically an invitation to thieves or hackers to pillage whatever information they want from an unprotected device.

While the current mobile device security landscape may seem lacking, there are plenty of ways to be proactive about keeping company devices safe from threats.

1. Establish a Mobile Device Policy
2. Establish a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
3. Keep the devices updated with the most current software and antivirus programs
4. Back up device content regularly.
5. Choose passwords carefully.

Call Henderson Insurance today to discuss these risks that face your company and what we can do to help.