Secure your mobile devices

Take time to secure your mobile devices!

If you've just bought a new device, or haven't looked at your security settings for a while, you should take some time to make sure you're protected against the latest cyber-threats.

Devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops are getting more secure, but hackers are getting better at attacking them with more sophisticated attack methods. In an era of mobility it's essential we have strong on the go security measures in place for our own peace of mind.

person holding mobile phone surround by padlock iconsWhat Is Mobile Device Security?

Mobile device security refers to the security measures taken to protect your private data stored and transmitted on your mobile devices. It is also the ability to prevent unauthorised users from accessing these devices without your knowledge and consent.

Examples of devices that require this type of protection include:- 

  • Smartphones,

  • Laptops,

  • Tablets,

  • Wearables e.g smartwatch and any other portable devices that require a connection to the internet.

With this in mind, we have developed a handy pocket guide which highlights the main threats you should be wary of and 8 simple actionable tips you can take that will go a long way to helping to secure your mobile device.

While it would be impossible to provide device specific guidance due to the range of settings and variations from manufacturers to manufacture 

Fortunately, most major manufacturers provide device-specific easy-to-use guidance on how to secure their devices. We've provided links to manufacturere advice below.

Apple
Google (Android)
Samsung
Microsoft

How to save passwords in your browser

Google Chrome (opens in a new tab)
Microsoft Edge (opens in a new tab)
Firefox (opens in a new tab)
Safari (opens in a new tab

We've developed a handy pocket guide that you can download with helpful hints and tips - tick these off as you make your security checks.