Introduction to Mobile Security

The Importance of Mobile Security

As the number of mobile devices increases every year, the idea of mobile security becomes more important than ever. Mobile security is the protection of portable devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets from threats and vulnerabilities. People are now commonly using mobile devices for tasks that involve classified data like credit card numbers, social security numbers, and important banking information. According to the Federal Reserve, 39% of all mobile phone users are using online banking, up from 29% in 2012. This creates a larger target for hackers and a larger collection of private data to be stolen.


Within these pages are some mobile security practices that you can use to increase your mobile protection from online threats. It is not uncommon for a person to lose their mobile device or a scam application to steal credentials, so follow these tips in order to keep for private data safe.       

Subject Page Number
Logins: Pin or Password 2
Mobile Security Applications 3
Update the Software 4
Backups 5
"Hovering" Before you Click 6
Connecting to an Unknown Network 7
Shopping and Bank Transactions 8
Android and Apple Pay 9
Trusted Mobile Applications 10