The following tips should help prevent the spread of malware amongst your colleagues.
Be cautious about installing new apps. Only install apps that can be downloaded from an official app store. This includes the Apple App Store, Google Play, or a corporate app store that may be included as part of your unified endpoint management solution.
Don’t click pop-up ads. Sites or apps that include pop-up ads are often looking to inject madware onto your device.
Don’t click attachments or links in email unless you know the sender. One of the most common ways SMBs fall victim to a cybersecurity breach is through email. In fact, Mimecast reports that 1 in 69 emails contains a malicious link, and research by Radicati suggests that in 2019, a person sends and receives 246.5 emails a day. It is then reasonable to assume that nearly 4 times a day, an email contains a malicious link. This is especially for BYOD users in a small- or medium-sized business whose employees may be performing personal activities in addition to business functions on their phone.
Keep your operating system up to date. Hackers may exploit old vulnerabilities in your OS.
As you work to understand your business’ policies on mobile devices, keep madware in mind as a potential cybersecurity threat. Work with your internal team to plan for this possibility, or work with an IT partner such as Integrity to support your team.