Just like computers, mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. are frequently used by business owners, managers and employees to store information. It’s important for business owners to understand that mobile devices are even more susceptible than desktop systems to loss and theft. With this in mind, here are some tips on how to protect mobile data within your business.
Keep your device physically secure. Either keep your device with you at all times, or leave it in a secure physical location. Also, it’s a good idea to keep records of your device’s identifying information in case of theft. This could include your ID number, email address, serial number of the device itself, and the date and place of purchase.
Use data encryption on laptops and notebook computers. This is the best safeguard against unauthorized access of data on laptops or notebook computers. Here is more information on how to encrypt files.
Enable your security features. Specific features will vary between devices and operation system, but here are some commonly used security features:
- Password, passcode, or PIN
- Unlock pattern
- Device lockout
- Disabling Bluetooth
- Disabling GPS and locating services
These are just a few of the ways that business owners and employees can protect their mobile data. It is imperative, however, that in case a data breach does occur, that businesses protect themselves financially with the right New Jersey Business Insurance policy, including Cyber Liability coverage. At Tri-State Insurance Agency, we have served the businesses and residents of northern New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania for more than 65 years. Contact us today at (888) 990-0526 to learn how we can work for you.