Infracore LLC Blog

As 2018 Ends, Mobile Cyberthreats Won’t

As 2018 Ends, Mobile Cyberthreats Won’t

Mobile devices have made conducting business much more convenient, as the right application can allow transactions to be made from anywhere you may be reading this blog. However, this increased accessibility has come with a price - threats to mobile security - which requires any business to be aware of the state of cybersecurity, especially concerning mobile devices, now and in the foreseeable future.

The Now:
It’s the holiday season, which means that many will find that themselves traveling, either to visit family and friends or to seek out more agreeable climates. However, business being what it is, many will also still be trying to get work done during their travels.

Thanks to the incredible capabilities of the mobile devices we have today, this is made much easier. A business that leverages cloud solutions offers mobile users an exceptional amount of maneuverability, and the popularity of Bring Your Own Device policies have made it so that the resources needed to accomplish work goals are never too far away. Yet, this access is a catch-22, as it also means that data can be easily lost, far from the business’ location and the protections it should have in place.

Resultantly, there are a multitude of ways that a cybercriminal can come into possession of your data, either personal or professional. Fortunately, there are some ways to help prevent this from happening as well.

  • Public Wi-Fi is Too Public: When out in public, you’ll want to avoid connecting to public Wi-Fi networks when shopping or accessing sensitive information. We all know that hunting for the best deals is made much easier when you can look up prices online, but you’ll want to use your data instead. Public signals make hackers’ jobs that much easier with their typically insufficient security standards.
  • Charity Good, Charity Scams Bad: These phishing variants can come in via all avenues, but very commonly take the form of calls and text messages. A scammer pretends to be working for some charity, but in actuality, just wants your money and data for themselves. If you receive what you believe to be a charity scam attempt, you’d be wise to do some research into who is asking for it before handing over your data, payment information or otherwise.
  • Charge Carefully: Whether you’re at the airport during a layover and trying to eke a few more minutes out of your device, or you’re deal-hunting online as you’re wandering the mall, you need to make sure you’re being smart about how you’re keeping your device charged. Many attackers will hide attacks in charging stations, waiting to strike whomever connects.

The Then:
Of course, these hacks and threats aren’t going to end after the holiday season is over. Moving into 2019, the above threats are still going to be just as large of a problem, along with many other threats. Much of this will be in part due to our reliance on mobile devices.

Hackers will still be able to intercept data exchanged on an unsecure network, more devices will become outdated and insecure (you may want to peek at some of those holiday deals for an upgrade), and yes, more people will enable these threats through uninformed decisions. You need to make sure that your business isn’t influenced by threats like these.

Infracore LLC can help. Get your business a holiday gift by calling (858) 509-1970 and speaking to us about our managed IT services.

Clearing Up a Few Common MSP Misunderstandings
How You Can Get Microsoft Office Certified
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Thursday, February 21 2019

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Privacy Cloud Business computing Google Hosted Solutions Network Security Data User Tips Hackers Malware Microsoft Productivity Innovation Software Internet Business Hardware Tech Term Mobile Devices Smartphones Backup Browser Data Backup Communications Business Continuity VoIP Smartphone Email IT Services Windows 10 Cloud Computing Workplace Tips Computer Android Business Management Managed IT Services Disaster Recovery Alert Small Business Data Recovery Efficiency Outsourced IT Computers Miscellaneous Communication Artificial Intelligence Managed IT Services Office Router Ransomware Chrome Cybercrime Law Enforcement IT Support Internet of Things Network Windows 10 Cybersecurity How To Office 365 Gadgets Password Applications Facebook Virtualization Windows Mobile Device Productivity Money Telephone Systems Holiday Passwords Health Social Media Collaboration Private Cloud Wi-Fi Social Engineering Google Drive Automation Quick Tips Saving Money Work/Life Balance Word Upgrade Server Information App Spam Two-factor Authentication Mobile Device Management Mobility Encryption Scam Data Breach Connectivity Phishing Apps Data Security BDR HaaS Bring Your Own Device Office Tips Save Money IT Support Data Protection Vulnerability Settings Voice over Internet Protocol Microsoft Office Hacking Managed Service Keyboard Government Legal Blockchain Cleaning Identity Theft Update Automobile OneNote Sports IT Management Infrastructure Telephone System Redundancy Worker Avoiding Downtime Big Data Public Cloud Spam Blocking Computer Care Software as a Service Data Management VPN IT Plan Human Resources Operating System Samsung End of Support Marketing Fraud Access Control Electronic Medical Records Google Docs History Unsupported Software Bandwidth Training Comparison Remote Monitoring Battery Entertainment USB Value Servers Website CES Managed IT Paperless Office Firewall Networking Telephony Remote Computing PDF Windows 7 Save Time Employer-Employee Relationship Content Management Botnet Charger Machine Learning BYOD Flexibility Business Intelligence Data Storage Patch Management Managed Service Provider Virtual Assistant Meetings Unified Threat Management Travel SaaS Online Shopping Smart Tech Enterprise Content Management Frequently Asked Questions Display Monitor Experience Wireless Hosted Computing YouTube Help Desk Two Factor Authentication Knowledge eWaste MSP Start Menu Millennials Mouse Audit Cache Google Search Risk Management HIPAA Mobile Computing Evernote Password Management Excel Security Cameras Hiring/Firing Multi-Factor Security Best Practice Music Humor Internet Exlporer Credit Cards IT solutions Inventory Physical Security Network Congestion WiFi Criminal File Sharing Tools Files Information Technology Workforce Smart Office Administrator Transportation Safety Techology Password Manager Users Computer Fan Sync Proactive IT Politics Rootkit Trending Content Data loss Camera Books Assessment Hybrid Cloud Wireless Charging Devices NIST Tip of the week Hacker Employer Employee Relationship Data storage Wearable Technology Search Shortcuts IT Consultant Downtime Augmented Reality Instant Messaging webinar Accountants Document Management Microchip Benefits Business Mangement Virtual Reality The Internet of Things Video Games Staff Audiobook Screen Mirroring Television Apple Cortana Windows 10s Thought Leadership Cryptocurrency Windows Server 2008 Smartwatch Computer Accessories Internet exploMicrosoft Amazon How to Authentication HBO Social Leadership Root Cause Analysis Remote Worker Telecommuting Conferencing Software Tips Search Engine Gmail Worker Commute FENG Vendor Management Specifications Wireless Internet Cast Warranty Emergency Public Computer iPhone Google Apps Education Safe Mode Employee Bluetooth Troubleshooting Loyalty Advertising Amazon Web Services Black Market Nanotechnology HVAC Outlook Vendor Wiring Relocation User Error Remote Work Emails Practices Bing Smart Technology Current Events Recovery Recycling Skype Scalability Digital Signature Wire Printer Workers Computing Infrastructure Solid State Drive Addiction Flash Digital Signage Webinar Company Culture CrashOverride Compliance Managing Stress Regulation Net Neutrality Printers Thank You ISP Twitter Congratulations

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Recent Comments

JordaBale Tip of the Week: 10 Technology Practices To Improve Business As Usual
11 February 2019
Just to make your business more progressive you have to follow some techniques and tips. In this reg...
Gabrielle Kolios Microsoft Moves to Get a Piece of the Technology as a Service Market Share
08 February 2019
The company of the Microsoft has been really now understood the technology which have to be supposed...
AngusCousens Tip of the Week: How To Enable Flash In Google Chrome
06 February 2019
Google is another popular makeup brand. Ladies can get products for eye makeup also. They can use ht...
Cannedguds These 3 Industries are Being Fundamentally Changed by Smart Technology
29 January 2019
While I support the idea of automated or driverless cars in theory, at the moment they just simply m...
Joan Cameron Tip of the Week: 4 Tools that Provide Your Employees With Greater Flexibility
21 January 2019
These are very helpful tools with we can get rid from lots of unwanted efforts of work. Best essay w...