Secure your Portable Devices

Secure your Portable Devices

Protecting Portable Devices

People who travel a lot, especially for business, rely on laptops and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets due to their compact nature and ease of transport. Despite their popularity and convenience, these features also make them a magnet for criminals. Ensuring your mobile devices are secure is important to protect the device and any data it contains.

What can I do?

Secure your portable devices with these three quick wins:

  • Secure your device and protect your information by using a screen lock, encryption and regularly backing up files
  • Use secure software and make sure it is up to date
  • Be careful using public Wi-Fi networks

What is at risk?

You are the only one who can decide what is actually in danger. When a thief takes your laptop or mobile device, the primary loss is the physical device itself. If a thief is able to access a computer or mobile device, all of the data stored on the device is in danger, plus any further information they can gain from that initial data.

Unauthorized persons should be prevented from gaining access to vital corporate or customer data. Stories of organizations experiencing panic due to lost or stolen laptops containing sensitive data are common. Even if your laptop or phone does not contain confidential corporate data, there is other information that can be put at risk, such as appointment details, passwords, email addresses and contact info, personal information for online accounts, etc.

What kinds of portable devices do I need to protect?

Mobile devices like phones, tablets, and laptops have become an integral part of our lives. People often use these devices for banking, emails and shopping on the internet.

Why is it important?

Protect your information and reduce the risk of being a target to cybercriminals by securing your portable devices.

Portable devices are great for activities that involve personal data such as banking, emailing and shopping. This makes your mobile devices a desirable target for cyber criminals. It is essential to keep your devices secure from cybercriminals who can gain access to them through the internet and unsecure software.