In our daily activities, your smartphones increasingly store or access sensitive business and personal data — not just email, but also financial and medical information, company systems, travel itineraries, etc. No matter what type of smartphone user you are, you should make sure you have the basic security measures in place
Let’s walk through some of the best strategies that could be employed to secure data on mobile devices.
Set lock password: This is the easiest way to keep a mobile device secured from unwelcome users. Enable auto lock time to protect the device if not in use. Make sure to use a combination of words, numbers and characters to set a lengthy password. Avoid using easy-to-guess names, words and historical figures; these are some common sources that hackers use to break a password.
Enable remote wiping of Phone: Most phones have “Wipe” software to remove all data on the device in case of theft. This could be done through web or desktop that is part of the phone’s software, which could be retrieved later if needed.
There are three things that will help keep mobile data secured:
Encrypt all your data
Encryption is the easiest thing to protect Android or iOS device. This feature will turn the data in the device into unreadable junk until it is decrypted.
Try to keep malware at bay. Malwares help hackers steal important information from devices. This is a major problem in Android phones, installing malware detection and removal of apps is important.