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The threat out of your pocket: mobility and its pitfalls

The threat out of your pocket: mobility and its pitfalls

Whether laptop, smart phone or tablet: mobile devices have enjoyed a triumphant advance in recent years – not only in private life. Companies, too, have long since begun to use the advantages of these compact all-rounders. In Germany, around 8 out of 10 people are using such devices on a daily basis. This is no wonder as they make everyday life much easier in many ways, both at home and at work. This is especially true for mobile phones: More than 5.19 billion people around the world already use a mobile phone – and the trend is upward. Many users use these powerful pocket computers even for the most sensitive services such as online banking – in Germany, this is every second online banking user.

Mobile platforms are booming – also among cyber criminals

This trend is also followed in everyday working life. Mobile work platforms for flexible working are booming – also cyber criminals have recognized this and adapted their business models accordingly. They are now increasingly targeting mobile devices. It is simply their versatile use that often ends up in vast amounts of sensitive data stored on them. At the same time, important updates are often ignored – weak points in the security architecture are thus often only reluctantly closed. As a result, mobile devices quickly become a security problem for companies if they do not take appropriate protective measures.

In addition to technical protective measures, the focus is on raising user awareness

In addition to technical measures, the awareness of your own employees plays a key role in effectively countering existing risks. Which applications are approved on the business device? How can encryption be implemented effectively? Which rules apply to the storage, processing and sending of business documents? – Security Island addresses these and many other questions in its new training "Working with mobile devices". Here the participants learn which threats lurk in working with mobile devices and how they can be avoided. Thanks to the multimedia training design, interest is aroused and acceptance is created. The e-learning can be accessed either via the mybreev Online Academy or integrated into your company's own LMS.

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