CEOs Need Phone Security That Makes a Difference

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Technology gives business leaders incredible tools to send information, stay connected and make deals. But modern telecommunications can also give hackers the openings they need to obtain sensitive information and use it for blackmail or other nefarious purposes.

How can CEOs enjoy the best that telecommunications have to offer without risking a data breach? The answer is phone security that truly makes a difference. Here’s what that looks like.

Military-Grade Encryption

Getting a fully encrypted phone is criticalto preventing a hack or a breach, but it needs to be the strongest grade of encryption on the market. Many free apps promise “end-to-end encryption,” but they don’t use the strongest encryption available.

Secondary Security Features

Business leaders need to keep their sensitive information confidential at all costs, and hackers aren’t the only threat. What if a CEO accidentally leaves their phone somewhere they shouldn’t? What if a business rival steals the phone itself and tries to obtain trade secrets or compromising information for blackmail by opening it up? 

Secure phones have two-factor security in the form of custom pins and a notebook lock screen. Set optional duress passwords, so your phone will delete any sensitive information right away if someone enters the wrong password too many times.

Should you ever become separated from your phone, you can wipe the contents remotely. Because a picture can be every bit as revealing as any text, the phone shouldn’t store cached image data, and the camera itself should be encrypted. 

Self-destructing messages, contacts and pictures is another key security measure. set it to self-destruct sooner to control its shelf life to greatly reduce the odds that the wrong people will see it.

Any, pictures, or messages set to self-destruct can’t be forwarded, favorited, or saved on either device. They’ll be deleted on both devices at the scheduled time, even if there’s no data connection.

Easy to Use 

Historically, people needed to pick between functionality and security. If a phone was truly secure, it was clunky to navigate and time-consuming to use. Today, the most secure phones are more than efficient enough to keep up with the pace of business.

All it takes is one swipe to use features like notes, contacts, voice, picture messages, and more. On the best platforms, maximum security has never been more convenient. 

Global Languages

Digital security shouldn’t be limited by what language youspeak. The best platforms are available in multiple languages, including French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, Dutch and more.

How can you conduct business in a global marketplace if the technology you rely on can’t accommodate people from around the world?

Phones are probably the most important tool for conducting business today, yet they also present data liabilities that CEOs can’t risk. The solution is to only use phones that are protected by all the features described above because that’s what’s required to make a difference.