Smartphone security tips for businesses

As more businesses adopt smartphones for work purposes, security should become paramount


Smartphones are just as vulnerable to cyber attacks as the traditional desktop, and in some cases even more so. With the wide range of sensitive data we keep on our devices this is hardly surprising.

Cases of mobile malware are on the rise, with an increasing number of flaws being found in the Android platform in recent years.

Research from G DATA found that almost 3.2 million new Android malware samples were discovered by the end of Q3 2018, this totals to over 11,000 new malware samples daily on Android operating systems alone.

Lots of UK businesses provide employees with smartphones, which many use as personal devices as well, which can lead to a whole host of malicious nasties.

To help, we take a look at how businesses can secure their mobile fleet.

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Additional reporting by Hannah Williams.