This is a mobile security policy outlining the proper use of company mobile phones. This policy covers how to handle the company phones safely and minimize risks of threats. This policy pertains to both the Windows Mobile and Blackberry Smart Phones. Along with explaining the risks of the threats that exist for mobile smart phones, this policy also outlines how such threats can be minimized, so the mobile phones can remain protected.
The company mobile phones that will be supplied are Windows mobile Smart Phones and Blackberries. You have the choice to decide which you will use. When a phone is issued to you that is the phone that you will keep. When leaving at the end of the day, you will return the phone to your locker and use it again when you return to work the following day.
Company Security. While mobile smart phones are an innovative tool, we must remember that they can be hacked because they are designed similar to computers (Svensson). Because of this, confidential company information, such as account numbers and the like, is not to be shared on these phones via data usage. It is perfectly fine to give such information over the phone, as it may become necessary; however, sending and receiving it via data is strictly prohibited.
Personal Use of Company Mobile Phones. Company mobile phones are not to be used for personal use in any way, shape, or form. They are for company communications only. We mandate this to keep the risks of infected software, such as virus and spyware finding their way onto the phone, via text message and downloads, to a minimum. ...