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2/24/2020
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7 Tips to Improve Your Employees' Mobile Security

Security experts discuss the threats putting mobile devices at risk and how businesses can better defend against them.
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Phishing: Not Just for Email Anymore 
Phishing attacks have swarmed to mobile devices for two reasons: One, there are multiple ways to phish people outside email; two, people aren't as diligent on their phones. 
Most organizations teach employees to spot phishing emails but don't provide the same training for other applications. If a fraudster poses as a LinkedIn recruiter and messages a victim with a job opportunity, the recipient is likely to click on an attachment promising more details.
'People just have a different relationship with the device,' Verizon's Robinson says. 'There's no other work device that's pretty much with you all the time ... people have a different sense of entitlement as it relates to these devices.' He advises employees to be more aware of phishing attacks arriving in different applications and for employers to provide more comprehensive awareness training.
(Image: Saksit -- stock.adobe.com)

Phishing: Not Just for Email Anymore

Phishing attacks have swarmed to mobile devices for two reasons: One, there are multiple ways to phish people outside email; two, people aren't as diligent on their phones.

Most organizations teach employees to spot phishing emails but don't provide the same training for other applications. If a fraudster poses as a LinkedIn recruiter and messages a victim with a job opportunity, the recipient is likely to click on an attachment promising more details.

"People just have a different relationship with the device," Verizon's Robinson says. "There's no other work device that's pretty much with you all the time ... people have a different sense of entitlement as it relates to these devices." He advises employees to be more aware of phishing attacks arriving in different applications and for employers to provide more comprehensive awareness training.

(Image: Saksit -- stock.adobe.com)

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