These days, mobile phones are the mainstream access and productivity tools for enterprise users and are replacing traditional PCs as they can access corporate back-end applications. The application vendors are not offering only PC based solutions. Instead, they have ported most of their functionality for access to mobile clients.
How to keep mobile secure
Mobile phones are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks because of malicious downloaded apps, lost devices without data encryption and no password protection, and data interception on unsecured networks. Using a public connection, such as Wi-Fi, is one of the serious problems that you will get hacked.
And to keep your mobile secure, you need to have a strong password for mobile and apps. Don’t download free games and apps as they can carry the malicious message. Many firms have restricted their workers from using public Wi-Fi. Don’t connect your mobile to free Wi-Fi in coffee shops, restaurants, and other public places.
How to make cellular secure
Most of the smartphones rely on cellular connectivity. The early version of connectivity was 2G, which was prone to interception. With 2G, the audio from phone calls was transmitted in the clear over the radio network.
Later on, 3G was used for connectivity where calls went to digital signals and were encrypted. Many of the signals which were connected to the network were sent in the clear.
4G modern connectivity has encrypted both audio and digital data. It is implementing stronger encryption, interactive device, and network authentication to avoid interception. 4G cellular is meant to be more secure than public Wi-Fi and older versions.
Does 5G help?
5G is a more secured cellular than 4G. It is improved on the security models the previous one inherent. To prevent interception, it encrypts all the signaling traffics with the use of advance encrypted algorithms. It verifies both the network and device to each other so that it can prevent the cloning of devices and network connections. It also provides a new layer of privacy, which is advanced from the previous ones.
All mobile users can automatically again the benefits of 5G cellular networks. Many firms still hesitate to equip their employees with a modern cellular modem due to the perceived high costs of a data plan. But the use of 5G is more secure than a public network, because many of the data breaches have occurred due to it. Firms should allow the use of mobile devices to avoid the growing numbers of malicious attacks.