While smartphones are smart, they’re not always very safe.
We store masses of confidential data on our devices but, unlike a desktop PC or enterprise server, they’re not stored safely in an office. Instead, they’re on the bus, in the car, or in a jacket pocket.
Fortunately, robust encryption can keep your mobile data safe. Apple has recently expanded its 256-bit AES-based encryption across almost all data stored on the device, while Android platforms – by their open nature less secure – can be encrypted using third-party applications.
Of course, no encryption is flawless and, if your mobile device is lost or stolen, you should always make use of remote wipe functionality.