As BYOD becomes a more common practice in businesses, it is important for companies to ensure that data is kept secure as it enters and leaves the building. People want to be able to work from their phone, at the office, on the go, and sitting in bed at night. It leads to more productive and comfortable employees. Productive because they are literally bringing their work home with them when they keep their work on their personal device. Comfortable because they have the flexibility to work as they want, when they want.
So how do we make sure that these devices aren’t corrupted? The same device used for holding confidential content that an employee needs to build a presentation is used for downloading the latest hack and slash 99-cent mobile game, and that poses problems. Apps, e-mails, and even text messages can be used for malicious reasons. Once the phone is compromised, so is the content.
There are ways that individuals can help keep their information secure. Here are eight antivirus applications for Android phones and tablets.