The NCCoE Buzz: Is Your Phone Leaking Data?


The NCCoE Buzz: Mobile Security Edition

Is Your Phone Leaking Data?

Our mobile devices today are powerful handheld computers in our pockets. Many of us store valuable personal information on our phones, turning these devices into attractive targets for hackers. With this in mind, how can we effectively protect ourselves from data leaks?

Data leaks happen when an organization or an individual loses control of their information. Control of the data may be lost due to unauthorized or unwarranted transmission of data to an external source. Mobile data leaks can also occur when mobile device privacy settings or applications are misconfigured.

To learn more about the different types of data leaks and how you can best protect your device, check out our recent guidance here.