Is your email secure? Backed up? If you suddenly lose your email, calendar, or contact list, this could either be a speed bump in your busy day, or a nightmare that may take days or weeks and a lot of money to recover.
Having sensitive information in your emails make it vulnerable to attack, and it could leave you, your clients, and your employees, open to identity fraud. If you have your emails on your mobile device, consider enabling ‘remote wipe' should you loose your phone. There are a number of ways to perform remote wipe on mobile devices.
If your business authorizes emails on mobile devices, you need a policy to locate and wipe any lost devices.
You can also encrypt both emails and other data and voice messages between mobile devices. Pretty Good Privacy or PGP is a popular program used to encrypt and decrypt email over the Internet, as well as authenticate messages with digital signatures and encrypted stored files. Peer-to-Peer encryption can also be used.
Most smart phones allow you to change your settings to encrypt the data on your phone.
Think of it this way. If all of your information on a mobile device – even the simple family photos, address contact book, emails and all the attachments – suddenly appeared in someone else's hands – would you want them to read it? Why wouldn't you encrypt your data? Give yourself peace of mind just in case you loose your mobile device.
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