“Mobile Device Cybersecurity Checklist for Consumers”
Cyber Resource Hub, November 2021
By Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
Mobile devices are an integral part of our daily lives. There are an estimated 294 million smartphone users in the United States, making these devices an attractive target for cybercriminals. Threats range from mere annoyances (spam messages) to severe (loss of personal information, credentials, or money). Listed below are simple cyber hygiene steps consumers can take to improve the cybersecurity of their mobile devices.
Audience and Scope
The measures described in this guidance focus on various easy-to-implement steps all mobile device users can take to improve the cybersecurity of their mobile devices.
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About the Author:
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to our cyber and physical infrastructure. We connect our stakeholders in industry and government to each other and to resources, analyses, and tools to help them build their own cyber, communications, and physical security and resilience, in turn helping to ensure a secure and resilient infrastructure for the American people. Our 2020 Year in Review displays key examples of CISA’s work to carry out its mission in 2020, including milestones and accomplishments as the Agency advanced strategic priorities to maintain a secure and resilient infrastructure for the nation.
- For additional guidance tailored for—but not limited to—mobile devices security for federal users, see the National Security Agency publication Mobile Device Best Practices (PDF).