Data security and privacy is an on-going issue for anyone using a smartphone or mobile device. Privacy is just as important for individuals as it is for businesses. But when data is either sold on or hacked from a third party server, what can that data be used for?
Well, you may be surprised to learn how little an amount of data is required to discover a huge amount about someone or in some cases even actually identify them, especially celebrities, and their movements. Without even knowing a person’s gender, age or actual name, it has been possible to determine who they were and where they have been.
This is at the really sinister end of the scale, but businesses must be aware that their executives and employees have the potential to be identified through this kind of data breach, which therefore has the potential for serious harm to their operation.
Are your employees safe? Is their mobile security being compromised?
Imagine, if you will, that a top executive’s data security and privacy has been obtained, they are identified and located in a place that would compromise their integrity. Then imagine, what someone could ask for not to reveal this information. I’m sure the picture is now becoming a little clearer as to the potential risks of this type of situation occurring.
Is your life on your smartphone?
On another note of mobile data security and privacy, have a think about how intrusive and unnerving different types of micro-marketing can be and how they can affect you. Digital and social marketers can target you by your age, gender, location, socio-economic grouping, which websites you’ve visited, product or service you’ve viewed in the last week, the list goes on and on. Having a third party know this much about your personal information and online behaviour is unpleasant at best, but factor all this in to identity theft and the situation becomes a whole lot darker. Is your life on your smartphone?
It can be clearly seen that, even with very little information about a person, a third party can exploit this to their own end and to your detriment.
What can you do to protect yourself and your business from these risks?
Improving your mobile privacy will depend on a number of different factors. There’s always the usual advice of not clicking on links sent via email or texts and ensuring that you do not offer any personal information over the phone and make sure you do not use weak passwords.
But one of the primary ways of protecting your mobile data security and privacy relies on the security levels of the mobile device you are using. The Blackphone Privy has been specially designed and manufactured to deliver the highest level of military grade mobile security available on the market. It offers an unhackable and untraceable device with end to end encryption and encrypted storage, reverse wipe facility plus much, much more.
More and more individuals and businesses are reviewing their mobile security and mobile privacy status and then turning to the Blackphone Privy to help bolster their data security. If you would like to have a chat about how the Blackphone Privy can support your day to day data security then please give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to help.