On-Site Connect strongly recommend businesses deploy MDM solutions to ensure their phones are kept secure if lost or stolen. However, there are many features the users can implement to improve security.

Software updates

Although regularly updating your software can be annoying & it’s easier to click ‘remind me later’ these updates are important to keeping your device secure. Software updates are often released to fix vulnerabilities that have been exploited. We suggest taking the time to ensure the device is up-to-date as soon as possible.

PIN Code

 Although this may seem obvious, we strongly recommend implementing a PIN code on all devices. Furthermore we recommend ditching the standard 4-digit code and increasing the complexity.

We suggest using either using a 6-digit PIN code or a strong alphanumeric password. The stronger the code – the harder it’ll be to for hackers to gain access.

Notifications

 Allowing notifications content to be visible from your lock-screen can mean potentially confidential information can be seen. If your device allows it, On-Site Connect recommend changing this so no content can is visible.

The users will receive notifications still however, this will say the users name & ‘mail message’ or ‘text message’ rather than the first 2-3 lines of the actual message.

Enabling 2FA

If any account on your device offers two-factor authentication, we recommend utilising this. 2FA adds an additional layer of protection that significantly reduces the chances of being hacked. It’ll mean the hacker will not be able to gain access to 2FA enabled accounts with just your password, the secondary layer code can be sent to other trusted accounts, devices and so on.

Public Wi-Fi usage

 We recommend not accessing sensitive accounts on public Wi-Fi – these can be easy to hack & allow hackers to gather information from the devices using them. On-Site Connect recommend using a trusted Wi-Fi or 4G for confidential accounts.