Cybercriminals are increasing and on the lookout for entry points and activities to gain access to our data. Most think of their computer are the primary point of weakness. Unfortunately, your computer is not only device that is vulnerable. In reality, our smartphones and tablets are minicomputing platforms. These too must be monitored and periodically checked for malware.

If any of these 4 scenarios are happening on your devices, you may have a malware problem:

  • Battery drains faster

  • Device runs slower

  • Device is hotter to the touch

  • Emails sent from the device are blocked by spam filters

Many of us attribute these signs to the aging of a device or incompatible software updates. In reality, malware can be the root cause. Use mobile antimalware software to detect an infection. Also, remove unfamiliar apps.

It is essential that you take immediate steps to discover malware. Don’t wait – you do not want to lose your data to cybercriminals.

Also, review that devices used to access your businesses data and systems. If you allow your employees to BYOD, you need to ensure that their devices are free of malware.

To set a plan in motion and to best review your security needs, confer with an expert. An agnostic telecom/technology agent or consultant can ask the right questions to determine what you need, help you gain a deeper overview of the wide range of solutions available and how each one fits in with what you’re trying to accomplish. In addition to assisting you with procurement, they can also handle ongoing care.

About Comtel

Comtel Communications, a telecom/technology consulting agency based in Richmond, Virginia since 1991, provides best-in-class solutions and unbiased counsel to a diverse group of small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses, totaling more than $18.2M in annual billings. Leveraging unique access to 350+ national and international providers, Comtel benefits its clients through competitive quotes from multiple sources, to ensure their business goals are met with current and dynamic telecom and technology services. Acting as a partner, long after contracts are signed and services are deployed, Comtel offers superb back-office support to manage upgrades, track orders, and provide training to clients.

Author: Peter Kraehmer