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Mobile Device Security Quick Take on Data Security

Quick Takes are scripts that serve as short talks to remind staff about safe practices related to data security. This Quick Take focuses on best practices to use on mobile devices in the field to secure data. Quick Takes help keep data security in the forefront of employees’ minds and demonstrate a commitment to security on the part of the organization. The Quick Take also offers an opportunity for employees to ask questions, discuss security topics and develop solutions to specific exposures while encouraging communication.

Mobile Device Quick Take Training Overview and Objectives

  • Overview: Covers best practices to use on mobile devices in the field to secure data.
  • Purpose: Reminds employees about the importance of security on all devices, not just office computers, to prevent data breaches and malware.
  • Preparation: Read and become familiar with this Quick Take. Change as needed to reflect procedures and personnel in your department.
  • Handouts: Quick Review of Data Security—Mobile Device Security

Supervisors typically give the Quick Take talks during regularly scheduled or informal meetings. To improve their effectiveness as a training tool, all Quick Takes should be modified to reflect the needs and situations of your specific workplace. Quick Takes are not designed to take the place of regular formal training.