Smartphones have become popular relatively quickly, and mobile security has yet to catch up.
Stay Alert: When downloading applications, be aware of the access and permissions being granted to these applications to avoid sharing private information.
Stay Updated: Make sure that all apps are regularly updated to prevent hackers from taking advantage of vulnerabilities present in older versions of the app.
Stay Secure: When connecting to corporate networks remotely, use a VPN to help protect the information being shared between you and the company.
Mobile devices should be:
a) Locked with a password.
b) Updated when updates become available.
c) Use a trusted anti-virus app.
d) All of the above.
Why? You want to protect both the outside and inside of your mobile device. On the outside, protect it with a password to prevent unauthorized access. On the inside, make sure that all updates are installed when they become available in order to prevent hackers from using bugs found in older versions to break into your device.
If you believe that your mobile device has become compromised, contact IT Services immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-844-304-6500 EXT.55255
No, IT Services does not supply these items. You can contact the Castlegar Campus bookstore to inquire if they have any in stock. Alternatively, you can purchase one on your own from a local business or online.