Well, we’ve done some digging and it turns out that there’s quite a lot that the big dogs (namely Google and Apple) are NOT telling you about the security of your mobile device.
According to a recent Unisys study on workplace mobile habits, it was found that many business users access important corporate data using non-secure methods, like public WiFi. Plus, an increasing number of employees are accessing their workplace’s business applications on their personal devices, putting both themselves, sensitive data and their company at risk.
And worse, most people don’t give a second thought to the security of their devices before logging on at a WiFi hotspot or checking their email using mobile data.
Here are some enlightening facts about our mobile device habits & security:
- By 2020 there will be 50 billion (yes, with a b) internet-connected devices
- 51% of organizations have experience data loss in the last year from non-secure device usage
- 32% of Americans say they prefer to use simple passwords; a practice that puts you & your data at risk
- In a recent media company security breach, it was uncovered that 3,000 users had the password “123456” and 2,000 users used “password” as their password
In order to better protect yourself, your data & your mobile device, get a VPN (virtual private network), which will encrypt your data and protect your privacy no matter what device you use to connect to the Internet.
This post was inspired by this infographic.