When it comes to secure mobility, users have been shouting Appleâ€™s praises for years because its iOS has long had a reputation for being more secure than Android. This has translated into making some users feel almost invincible â€¦ and therefore to be more lax in terms of their own sensitivity and awareness to potential attacks, as well as their habits for preventing such events. However, recent trends indicate that while iOS may still not be as susceptible to malware as Android, it is actually MORE susceptible to phishing attacks. Read on to learn more and arm yourself with tips to protect yourself, your business and your devices.
Back in February of last year, we issued a blog post on device location reporting, a topic that often comes up among our AirWatch users. Last week, we received the following email from a client working to troubleshoot an issue that arose when trying to configure this popular functionality.
As we move more of our work and personal lives digital and carry all of it in our pockets, the struggle to secure your smartphone can often feel daunting and confusing. If you follow a few simple steps, you can protect yourself from the vast majority of threats that existâ€”both physical and digital.
Protecting your privacy and keeping data secure on a computer, whether running a Windows, Mac or other operating system, is more important than ever in todayâ€™s internet and cybersecurity environment.Â Many Apple users assume that the Mac OS is more secure and less prone to exposure. While partially true, the reality is no OS is totally immune from phishing attempts, man-in-the-middle attacks, malware-infected applications, or internet and email links to unsafe web pages. However, you can do more than you think to protect yourself and your Mac by taking control of some key system settings and paying attention to your computing habits.
As cybersecurity presents an increasingly complex and concerning environment for personal, business and government safety, attention to the secure use of mobile devices is more important than ever for individuals around the world. In fact, recent news of cybercriminals and hackers having connections deeply rooted in the Russian government, as well as the thousands of unauthorized â€śapp storesâ€ť hosted in China, has underscored the growing number of threats in existence â€” and therefore a clear need to be proactive.
Since 2004, October has been recognized asÂ National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).
The initiative for the recognition was spearheaded by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).Â During the month of October, those government agencies are joined by the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in encouraging Americans to be vigilant about computer and internet use.