Security Cat has nine lives. YOU DON’T. Once your data or personal information has been compromised, both your cyber life and your real life can be turned upside down. Follow Security Cat’s advice and protect yourself from the many cyber threats we all face every single day.
Losing a mobile device means more than just temporarily losing the ability to communicate. It also means losing gigs worth of pictures, contacts and personal information. Having our smart sidekicks go missing, whether lost or stolen, is one of the most stressful things that can happy to us, especially while traveling or in a highly populated public area.
As much as we try to stay alert and stay safe, these devices are easy to misplace. The question is, do you know what to do when yours goes missing?
First and foremost, it goes without saying that your devices should be protected with a strong passcode, so if it ends up the wrong hands, the bad guy won’t have access to all of your personal information.
Second, backing up our devices often, both physically and to the cloud, protects the integrity of our data. That way, you won’t lose all your pictures and contacts.
Third, we should all be familiar with the remote options the manufactures have provided. Both Apple (Find My iPhone), and Android (Android Device Manager) allow us to track our devices remotely, ping them to ring, and reset them to factory default—which completely erases all data including installed apps.
Planning ahead is key to personal security.
The month of September is internationally recognized as Happy Cat Month! To celebrate, we’re giving away nine free Security Cat posters in a series dubbed “The Nine Lives of Security Cat”. Each one will cover information security basics to remind us that we only have one cyber life. Be sure to catch all nine!
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