Mobile data security is still a fairly new concept for most consumers in the world today, and it may take some time for us all to wrap our heads around it.
It's time for mobile users to take action and protect themselves.
A few years ago, it was rare for people to use mobile devices constantly in their daily lives. No one carried a smartphone everywhere and used it for every little task; this is uniquely a 21st century phenomenon. This being the case, it might be a while before people are perfectly aware of the security risks involved with mobile activity.
Those risks do exist, though, and as data breach incidents increase, more and more people are learning about the challenges that lie ahead. It's time for mobile users to take action and protect themselves.
Interest in privacy is rising
The good news is that gradually, people do appear to be showing more interest in data privacy when it comes to their mobile activity. There's recent data from the Pew Research Center to back this up - the organisation polled mobile users worldwide and found that 90 per cent have used privacy as a reason not to download an app. These individuals said it was "very" or "somewhat" important to know how much personal data they'd need to share before using an app.
This statistic indicates progress, but there are still weaknesses in people's approaches to data security. Many users now have apps they use regularly for things like checking bank statements and paying credit card bills, for example. These are functions for which people must share their personal data - there's no way around it. When they do, an extra level of security is essential.
Taking constructive steps toward security
There are many ways that users can bolster their mobile security overnight. The most obvious measure they can take is to use PIN numbers and passwords to keep their privileged information inaccessible to others, but that's only step one.
Encryption is the next step. If users are able to disguise their information by storing it in a format that intruders can't read, they'll get a crucial second layer of protection.
SafeSwiss' unique encryption method
Encryption software is a growth industry. According to Gartner, the cybersecurity market is expected to have a total value of $170 billion by 2020, and encryption technologies are a big part of that. There's ample opportunity for more people to invest in solutions for encoding their data and keeping it protected from outside. At SafeSwiss, we have an original way of doing this. We scramble your digital communications in real time, making them unreadable to intruders from the moment you begin conversing.
Whether you reach out to others via voice calls, texts, mobile chats or any other mode of communication, SafeSwiss is committed to encrypting it and ensuring that you and only you have access. Today's mobile security threats are evolving quickly, so you need agile technology that will keep you one step ahead.