k_Street Consulting, 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.

k_Street Consulting, LLC can help. Get your business a holiday gift by calling (202) 640-2737 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
Tuesday, June 25 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Data Storage Robot Server Access Control Productivity DDoS Product Reviews Automation Operating System communications Cybersecurity Business Intelligence Apple Display Comparison Paperless Office File Sharing Public Computer Blockchain Save Money Smart Tech Default App Productivity Humor Facebook Cables Tablets Operating Systems Shortcuts Wire Skype Benefits Tech Term Android Chrome Employee Intranet Credit Cards Laptop Upgrade Meetings Monitor Law Enforcement Hiring/Firing Unified Communications Smartwatch Firewall IoT Addiction Managed IT Content Filtering Remote Computing Consultant Phishing Risk Management YouTube Quick Tips Workers Office Tips Software Tips User Tips Augmented Reality Experience Redundancy Analytic Science Hacking Mobile Office USB IaaS Electronic Health Records Smartphones Printer Server Smartphone Patch Management E-Commerce Help Desk Vendor Fax Server Company Culture Going Green Gmail OneNote Computer Accessories Webinar Windows 10 Healthcare Google Search Recovery Restore Data Scam Emergency Twitter Administrator Office Criminal FENG Networking Settings Practices Data Breach Value Employer-Employee Relationship Enterprise Content Management Lithium-ion battery Tablet Accountants Workplace Tips Manufacturing Work/Life Balance Innovation Distributed Denial of Service Black Market Employee/Employer Relationship Business Computing Cameras Recycling Employer Employee Relationship Managing Stress Utility Computing Gaming Console Windows 10s Internet Exlporer Word Solid State Drive Application Windows Workforce Hacker PowerPoint Virtual Assistant Customers Technology Worker Digital Signature Unified Threat Management Antivirus Search Leadership Bloatware IT Services OLED Hackers Advertising Knowledge Bluetooth Multiple Versions App Chromecast Mobile Device Downtime Phone System End of Support Domains Microsoft Office Audit Best Practice Data Recovery Windows 8 Hring/Firing Data Management Project Management Content Management Relocation Flash Apps Analysis Hosted Solution Bandwidth Business Owner Battery Distribution Printers Connectivity Security Frequently Asked Questions Business Management Techology Colocation Logistics Emails Wiring Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Entrepreneur IT Management Point of Sale Database Windows Server 2008 Wireless Technology Network Telephone Systems Business Technology Tools Telephone System Identity Theft Smart Office Cybercrime Analyitcs Lifestyle NarrowBand Servers Mobile IT Solutions Root Cause Analysis Spam Blocking webinar Password Management SharePoint Compliance ISP Collaboration Legal Human Resources LinkedIn Computers History Hardware Netflix Alert Disaster Recovery Passwords Business Proactive Maintenance Millennials Thank You Artificial Intelligence BDR Wireless Internet Telephony Tip of the Week Smart Technology Update IT Support Computer Repair Internet exploMicrosoft Spam Data Protection Network Congestion Managed Service Devices User Streaming Media Data Warehousing Outsourced IT Customer Service Network Security Touchscreen Shortcut Keyboard Television Saving Money Evernote Computer Pain Points Multi-Factor Security Warranty Congratulations VPN Memory Data loss Remote Work Bring Your Own Device Hard Drives Internet analytics Hybrid Cloud Retail Tip of the week Data Backup MSP IT Support Electronic Medical Records Social Data Security 5G Administration Holiday Money Botnet Password Gadgets malware Investment IBM Communication Entertainment Conferencing Mobile Device Management Worker Commute Loyalty WIndows 7 Social Media Line of Business Managed IT Services Staff Rootkit Best Practices Cast VoIP Information Training WiFi Specifications Information Technology Browser User Error Education File Versioning Environment eWaste Fiber-Optic Theft Health Social Engineering Maintenance Small Business Statistics Saving Time Cryptocurrency Microsoft Digital Payment IT Infrastructure Cortana Backup and Disaster Recovery Supercomputer Inventory Uninterrupted Power Supply Mobile Devices Microchip Online Shopping Content Filter IT service Budget Public Cloud Customer Relationship Management Assessment Mobility Reputation Hosted Computing Voice over Internet Protocol Programming Amazon Web Services Shadow IT Net Neutrality Virtualization Efficiency HBO Proactive IT Google Drive CES Charger Backup Virtual Reality Read Marketing Sync SaaS IT Plan Remote Worker Bing Wearable Technology Document Management Miscellaneous Email Security Cameras Nanotechnology Screen Mirroring Cabling Cloud Computing Data storage How to Tech Support Instant Messaging Remote Monitoring Notifications Telecommuting Safe Mode HaaS Big data Samsung HIPAA Search Engine Private Cloud Current Events Managed Service Provider Music Privacy Printer HVAC Storage Password Manager Authentication Cost Management Hosted Solutions The Internet of Things Google Apps eCommerce Software Website BYOD Google Digital Signage NIST Infrastructure Mobile Computing Fraud Content Troubleshooting avoiding downtime Two Factor Authentication Mouse Sports Virtual Private Network Cleaning Wi-Fi Thought Leadership GDPR Biometrics Safety Vulnerability Biometric Security Best Available Data iphone PDF IT solutions Social Networking Computing Infrastructure Cache IT Consultant Encryption Cryptomining Save Time Google Docs Business Mangement Internet of Things Regulations Running Cable Computer Fan Flexibility Two-factor Authentication Online Currency Windows 10 Students How To Automobile ROI Regulation Business Continuity Office 365 Virus Books Video Games travel Excel Windows 7 Software as a Service Strategy Machine Learning Wireless Charging Wireless People Ransomware Trending Transportation Proactive Scalability Applications Politics CrashOverride Physical Security Amazon Virtual Desktop Windows Media Player Router Government Users Camera Remote Maintenance Unsupported Software Vendor Management Touchpad Archive Insurance Outlook Managed IT Services Start Menu Computer Care Audiobook Professional Services Cloud Files

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *