Security Issues You Can Encounter on Your Mobile Device

Many businesses provide their employees with a mobile device to help with their daily work tasks. When it comes to mobile devices, not many people are aware of the security risks that come along with using them. You want to be able to provide enough security for mobile devices to protect against external security threats without hindering productivity or your employees feeling overly restricted by your policies. To help you find appropriate mobile security practices, we put together a list of the three top issues you should plan for and how you can properly address them.

Malicious Applications

Applications are similar to the software of programs you download on your computer. Some applications can offer many services, from communication to data storage or communication. While many apps you shop for on both Android and iOS are legitimate, there are apps developed by cyber criminals designed to disguise themselves as credible apps that can provide you with a solution. You never want to download apps from developers you are unfamiliar with or that you don’t recognize. 

Unsecured Connections

When people use their mobile devices, they usually don’t want to burn through their data, so they opt to connect to whatever Wi-Fi is available. The big problem with Wi-Fi networks is that most publicly accessible Wi-Fi networks are unsecured. When they are secured, they aren’t appropriately secured. Using an unsecured Wi-Fi puts users at risk when sending data to and from devices. Hackers can easily steal information in transit. They can even mimic public Wi-Fi to trick users into connecting to it to steal their data. 

Lost or Stolen Devices

Mobile devices can be easily misplaced or stolen when they leave the office environment. Losing a personal device can cause a lot of stress, but losing a device with sensitive company data can be more stressful. It can be impactful to not only you but your company if anyone gets a hold of your device and can easily access the stored data.

Security Solutions

With such a diverse range of malicious mobile threats, you want to be sure you are optimizing security while still getting the most out of your mobile device. An effective solution needs to be able to detect and respond to security threats quickly and still provide a positive experience. These security solutions can help you safeguard your devices and data from external threats while ensuring your users can remain productive on their devices.

Mobile Device Management: Comprehensive MDM solutions allow you to control app downloads on devices and remotely wipe lost or stolen devices should the need arise. MDMs make it easy to track account access and information about the devices through a remote MDM tool.

Virtual Private Networks (VPN): One big way to protect devices is through a virtual private network or VPN. A VPN creates an encrypted tunnel between your device and the data it’s accessing, meaning hackers cannot simply observe or steal data being sent to or from each location.

To get started with any of the above security measures, contact AE Technology Group at 516.536.5006.

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A Quick Look at Google Workspace

There are a ton of productivity suites out there, the most common being Microsoft Office. However, Google Workspace is rising in popularity among business owners for its countless benefits and resources. Interested in how Google Workspace operates and if it’s right for your business? Keep reading!

Google Workspace’s main advantage over the competitors is that you get the same experience on any device. This mobile compatibility makes data access and sharing so much quicker and easier. You’ll also get all of the resources below.

Google Docs

Docs is relatively simple in functionality compared to Microsoft Word, but this isn’t necessarily a disadvantage. Docs are far more user-friendly, which can increase the speed of operations.

Google Sheets

Sheets is Google’s equivalent to Microsoft Excel. It is very comparable in functionality, so you can expect a similar experience with this business software, but with better mobile compatibility. Sheets are also more intuitive and easier for beginners to pick up.

Google Forms

The ability to create and administer a custom survey through your productivity suite is one of the most interesting and useful features Google Workspace has to offer. This makes collecting information from users much simpler and more organized.

Other Notable Google Applications

Beyond these basic applications, Google business software offers Google Drawings (diagram creation software), Google My Maps (map and location tracking software), Google Sites (a wiki and web-page creation tool), Google Apps Script (scripting platform to create add-ons for Google Apps), and Google Jam board (an interactive whiteboard interface).

So, do you think your business could benefit from Google Workspace? Contact AE Technology Group! We can help you decide which productivity software is right for your company. To learn more, reach out to us at (516) 536-5006.

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