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AVG.COM.AUAVG.CO.NZComputing on the Move – Mobile SecurityMichael McKinnon, Security Advisor               An Avalanche Te...
Why is mobile security an issue?• In 2011, smartphone sales overtook sales of PCs!• Gartner Research has predicted that mo...
What are the risks?• Physical loss of the device• Loss of information & data• Infection from malware• Fraud               ...
Physical mobile security• Device locks   • PIN numbers and/or passwords are a MUST   • Can be enforced with mail servers• ...
Protecting mobile data• What data do you have on your devices?   • Do an audit to find out!   • Classify your data, and th...
Preventing mobile malware• Use anti-malware on your mobile• Don’t install apps from outside trusted marketplaces• When ins...
AVG Mobilation for Android™www.avg.com.au/mobilation/AVG Mobilation combats virusesand malware, as well as providingloss a...
Thank You!            Connect with us to stay up to date with the latest            news and information about online thre...
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Computing on the Move - Mobile Security

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Mobile security is a growing issue, with the increased uptake of smartphones and tablets. Learn what risks exist and how you can protect your devices from malware and data loss.

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  1. 1. AVG.COM.AUAVG.CO.NZComputing on the Move – Mobile SecurityMichael McKinnon, Security Advisor An Avalanche Technology Group company
  2. 2. Why is mobile security an issue?• In 2011, smartphone sales overtook sales of PCs!• Gartner Research has predicted that mobile web access will overtake PC access by 2013• There is an increased prevalence of mobile malware• Mobile devices are now being used for activities that require the disclosure of sensitive information • Online shopping • Mobile banking 2
  3. 3. What are the risks?• Physical loss of the device• Loss of information & data• Infection from malware• Fraud 3
  4. 4. Physical mobile security• Device locks • PIN numbers and/or passwords are a MUST • Can be enforced with mail servers• Can you locate your lost/stolen device? • “Find My iPhone/iPad” • Android™ solutions as well (feature included in AVG Mobilation) 4
  5. 5. Protecting mobile data• What data do you have on your devices? • Do an audit to find out! • Classify your data, and think about the consequences • Does it really need to be mobile?• Device encryption is available in the latest mobile devices 5
  6. 6. Preventing mobile malware• Use anti-malware on your mobile• Don’t install apps from outside trusted marketplaces• When installing apps ALWAYS check permissions• NEVER hack your phone • i.e. iPhone/iPad Jailbreak or Android “root”• Limit/consider implications of clicking on links on a mobile device, especially via social networking sites 6
  7. 7. AVG Mobilation for Android™www.avg.com.au/mobilation/AVG Mobilation combats virusesand malware, as well as providingloss and theft protection features• Find your lost/stolen phone• App & file scanner• SMS filtering 7
  8. 8. Thank You! Connect with us to stay up to date with the latest news and information about online threats and scams. We also provide simple and useful security tips, designed to keep our community safe. Come and say hello!avg.com.au facebook.com/avgaunzavg.co.nz twitter.com/avgaunz Copyright © 2012 AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, an Avalanche Technology Group company. All rights reserved. 8
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