Why wouldn’t you secure your mobile device?

Let’s face it, the majority of us spend our lives attached at the hip with our phones. They’re literally the only thing you take everywhere willingly. The toilet? Primetime phone session. To bed? Got to keep on top of my sleep schedule. And how else would you remind your friends what you look like every day, without your beloved front camera?

Phones are gross in more ways than one


Debgroup published a blog about how dirty phones actually are. Fun fact, there are 25,000 germs per square inch on your favourite screens – dirtier than your toilet. * grabs anti-bac * However, believe it or not, that’s not the only bug you should be worrying about.

Cybersecurity doesn’t stop at the door when you leave the office. You go to McDonald’s for dinner because you worked late, settling down with your Big Mac, you realise that you can connect to their wireless Wi-Fi. Logging onto ‘free’ Wi-Fi is like walking into a flu-ridden doctors waiting-room, and expecting not to get ill. Using networks that everybody else can access, leaves you open to malware left right and centre. An even bigger risk if your company implements a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) system, meaning sensitive information could be compromised.

How can you protect your endpoint devices?


One favoured and most secure way of keeping endpoints safe is a Mobile-Device-Management security software. IT departments will monitor, manage and secure employee’s endpoints – tech such as mobiles, tablets, laptops – alike the traditional RMM Remote Monitoring and Management), but more advanced.

Technology giant HP, has security built into every piece of their endpoint equipment that is sold. Meaning businesses don’t have to worry from day one, and are not at risk of new malware that has been known to surface every 4.2 seconds – a trend G DATA detected in the first quarter of 2017.

It is worth investing in cyber-security for your endpoints, and keeping on top of the regular changes in malware and hacking techniques. SecurityNow discovered that hackers will often take advantage of poorly protected endpoints – if the software is in place, they’re not getting in.

Endpoint’s cyber-security future


Whilst some businesses don’t exercise endpoint cyber-security or don’t feel the need for it, the industry is set to rise significantly in years to come. A Statista report exhibits a gradual gradient from 2014 to 2021 for the global market – with the revenue currently sitting at $5.980 million, and is due to rise to $8.028 million by 2021.

If your company executes a BYOD structure, or you simply want to make sure your employee’s endpoints are safe, eaziSecuritycan be your helping hand to a safe workspace.