Mobile Device Security

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Cyber criminals are focusing more and more attention on mobile devices. A recent article in PC World highlighted these threats. So what can you do to protect yourself and your information?

The Stop. Think. Connect. website offers safety tips for mobile devices.

StaySafeOnline.org also offers tips on mobile device safety.

The Privacy Clearing House has put together a fact sheet about Privacy in the Age of the Smartphone.

This Internet2 wiki page lists 10 steps to secure your mobile device.

OnGuardOnline.gov has information about understanding mobile apps.

These articles list some of the best security apps for mobile devices.

This IT webpage offers a list of recommended mobile device apps, including a few relating to security and privacy.

This lynda.com course will help you protect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch: iPhone and iPod Touch iOS 5 Essential Training (see chapter 15, "Protecting Your iPhone")

Did You Know?

Many mobile carriers offer safety and security controls and apps to help you protect yourself. See these carrier websites to see the options available.

If your provider isn't listed, contact their customer service to inquire about the safety and security options available to you.

Educational Videos

Watch these videos to help educate yourself about protecting your privacy and information while using mobile devices.

Stop. Think. Connect. has put together this brief video.

Trend Micro, a global leader in cloud security helping to stop threats faster and protect data in all environments, has created this informational video. Spend a few minutes watching to learn about the risks.

Securing the Human, the world's leading provider of information security awareness services, has also created a free video on mobile device security.