- Use a password / passcode
Every smartphone and tablet has the option to apply a passcode or password to gain access – and most now force device owners to use them. Encourage your employees to choose strong passwords which are harder to guess than 4-digit passcodes.
- Keep the operating system updated
Apple and Google release periodic operating software updates to address bugs and security vulnerabilities. Staff should be instructed to keep their devices updated as regularly as possible to reduce risk of compromise.
- Keep apps updated
As with operating, so with apps. Updates should be applied quickly to fix security vulnerabilities. You could also consider asking your team to set their devices to automatically update, streamlining the process and reducing the chances of an upgrade being missed.