Cyber Threats to Your Mobile Device are Growing as You Use Them More: Cybersecurity Best Practices

As mobile devices become used more and more for both business and personal use, that’s where the biggest cyber threats to security is emerging for all of us.  This recent article from Forensic Discovery discusses how much mobile device use is growing and some of the threats you need to be aware of – and awareness is the key word starting tomorrow!

Their article October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and You Need to Be Aware of the Threats to Your Mobile Device is timely, considering the month of October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and tomorrow is October 1st.  Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.  Hard to believe it’s been around for 17 years!

When it comes to cyber threats, mobile devices are becoming a much more popular target.  Why?  According to this study by Perficient (sourcing Google Analytics), 68.1% of website visits globally in 2020 came from mobile devices—an increase from 63.3% in 2019. Desktop website visits only accounted for 29%. So, it’s the mobile device, not desktop and laptop workstations, that comprise most of the internet traffic – by far.

There are at least five types of cyber threats to your mobile device.  What are they?  Check out their article here to find that out – and more.  And Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

So, what do you think?  Have you ever had data hacked from your mobile device?  If you said “no”, are you sure about that?  It can take as much as 280 days to discover a data breach.  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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