Most companies think that if their computers are secure, they’re covered. But that’s just one piece of the puzzle. In fact, 66% of small and mid-size businesses experienced cyber-attacks in 2019. 60% of those affected went out of business and those that stayed open spent an average of $1.2 million to respond and remediate.
To improve security, you need a combination of desktop security plus protection for your smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Focusing on only one or the other leaves your business susceptible to cyberattacks. It’s like locking your front door but leaving your windows wide open.
As remote working becomes the new reality for many employees due to COVID-19, vulnerable mobile devices have become a major target for cybercriminals. Not only do smartphones, tablets, and laptops carry both business and personal data, but users can be easily distracted or misguided by malicious messages and apps making them an easy mark for hackers.
With approximately 80% of employees accessing company emails through their mobile devices, the chance of employees inadvertently giving a hacker access to company data is high—if your devices aren’t secure. All it takes is for them to do any one of the following to open the door for a cybercriminal to gain access to your entire network:
- Click a corrupt link in an email, text, or social media
- Download a malicious app or visit an unsafe site
- Use a fake or unsecure Wi-Fi connection
- Plug their device into a compromised public charging hub
To help protect your business from these seemingly innocent daily activities, you need to arm yourself with a multi-layered arsenal of security solutions. The good news is that it’s not difficult to put mobile security in place—once you know what to look for.