Technology Tip #1: The PIN Lock

Today’s mobile devices are more miniature computers we take everywhere than they are phones in the event of an emergency. We use our smartphones and tablets for email, editing business projects, social networking, taking photos, recording videos, jotting down notes, texting, and so much more. These devices contain ours lives and our businesses, and yet if your device were to become stolen or lost, what would you do?

One of the most important steps in protecting your device, the data, and your reputation is to add a PIN or unique password.  The addition of this security measure will lock your device from any intruders who may attempt to retrieve your information.  On some devices, you can even put in a fail-safe that will wipe your entire phone if the password is entered incorrectly a specific number of times (indicating that it is not in fact the owner of the device trying to access it).

If you have any questions about setting up a PIN lock on your devices, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information including additional precautions you can take to protect your data and the data of your business.