For a small business owner, Smartphone is the best mobile companion. It will help you to get connected and be productive for the whole day along while you are in office or in way towards office. But the data residing in your Smartphone is also security risk. The data about your company or clients may be compromised if you are not careful about the security of your Smartphone. Here are some methods through which you can make your Smartphone secure.
- Lock Your Mobile
Every Smartphone operating system has password protected lock screen to make user device secure. Many users set up lock screens to prevent any personal data lose. But if you are a businessman, then you have to make sure that your device is protected with lock screen. We normally enter password of length 4 digits, but it is not much secure as compared with 8 digits code. You can also set your phone to auto-lock after delay of 1 to 5 minutes to minimize the annoyance of entering PIN repeatedly.
- Stick To Approved Apps
The operating system designed by Google, Android is open and flexible. You can easily install apps from other sources as well as from Google’s own app store. But while installing apps from unverified sources can be a big security risk. These apps can unleash different harmful malware onto your device. In this way, your data will be stolen, corrupted or damaged. So user should not install any apps from any other sources except Google Play Store to be in secure region.
- Backup Your Data
Malicious software is not the only threats for Smartphone data. If you have not backed up your data of phone then due to simple misplacement of your Smartphone will be disastrous. There are different platforms where you can keep your back up data to the cloud. Google Drive, SkyDrive, iCloud and Dropbox are all famous mobile apps used for the sync of your data to the cloud. You can access these files from any web-connected device. These applications include some security features like data encryption, password protected file sharing and two-step verification.
- Check Permissions Before Installing App
Before the installation of any Android app, it will ask you to endorse list of permissions. Check the entire list to make sure that there is nothing suspicious in it instead of glossing over the list in worry to install the app. If you see that any app wants to access some unwanted access to your device, then don’t install that app. For example, calculator app wants to access your email contacts.
- Install An Anti-virus App
If you are using any Android Smartphone to store private business data in it, then make sure that you have installed an appropriate app to protect your device from viruses. Avast is the best option for you as it is the best security suite for Windows PCs now offering version for Android.