Tablet Safety Tips

Tablets have become quite popular and a common portable tool for businesses to store any valuable data.  This can be anything from important files to customer data. These days, PCs are even being replaced by tablets since they are increasingly being utilized for personal and work use.


However, since tablets are gaining more popularity these days, cyber threats and tablet security has never been more important as it is now to prevent your valuable business data from being stolen by cybercriminals.


Tips for Keeping your Tablet Safe


Use a Strong Password


Use a password login that is hard-to-crack.  This type of password will make it difficult for a random user to figure it out and after a certain number of login attempts that are incorrect, the system will lock until you call customer service. When you set up your password, ensure it contains numbers, letters and symbols,  and don’t use the same password that you use for other sites or electronics.


Avoid Fake Apps


Fake apps are out there and are easy to download.  You have to be careful though since malicious apps often look like normal, legitimate app. Without having any type of security software, it is almost impossible to tell them apart. These apps range from malware-infested apps to root kits for electronic devices.


Get Public Wi-Fi Protection


Public Wi-Fi hotspot are pretty much everywhere now: in airports, coffee shops, and other public spots. However, they can also be risky as well since they are so wide open. It is too easy to connect to a malicious Wi-Fi hotspot designed to compromise your personal data or funnel you to fake phishing sites. It is important to use a VPN when you are on public Wi-Fi hotspots. This will help to prevent snooping and will help to bypass any phishing attempts allowing you to browse normally.


Companies often have their employees hook up to a VPN while they travel.  It doesn’t cost much, usually only a small monthly expense.


Encrypt all Data


It’s all too easy to misplace a laptop, which may hold personal or employee data or customer credit card numbers. Encryption will ensure that no one can get into your storage and snoop around your data if your device gets stolen or placed in the wrong hands. There are default encryption features that come with devices like the iOS, Android, Linux, Mac OSX, Chrome OS and others.


There are settings and features that decrease the chances of your table being compromised; however, it’s a wise idea to set yourself up with cyber liability insurance just in case.  This type of insurance policy will help you in the event of stolen data and identity theft. By getting yourself insurance and following the steps above you improve your chances of preventing cybercrime and recovering from it quickly.