Your mobile phone can do just about everything a computer can do. Add in a tablet, and you may not even need a computer any longer. You might not have a robust operating system or some of the hardware capability, but there are times when simpler is easier. However, there’s one area where mobile devices lag behind computers: security. Viruses, malware, spyware, and everything else in between have been targeting computers since the creation of the internet, which means anti-virus applications have been around for just as long.
The same is not true with mobile devices, yet mobile devices are a major target for cybercriminals. Your phone not only carries your entire address book and log-in information for social media accounts, but it may include your financial data, conversation logs, and just about everything else you digitally own. If you use mobile devices in an office network, these can be easy backdoors into the network, bypassing the security infrastructure designed for desktops. Your network security is only as strong as the weakest link, which is why you need to take mobile devices and network security seriously. Here is our guide for steps you need to follow to improve the security of your office network.