Is a quality device password set to control access to the Blackberry?
Is content protection(encryption) enabled on the Blackberry?
Does the Blackberry contain the latest RIM operating system?
Are you regularly educating yourself on potential new Blackberry vulnerabilities and exploits?
Is an antivirus/antimalware program installed on the Blackberry?
Are you on the lookout for third-party Blackberry personal firewalls?
Is the Blackberry firewall-enabled?
Are the Blackberry firewall default setting configured as securely as possible for how the Blackberry will be utilized?
Are specific applications installed on the Blackberry configured with the least amount of access to other portions of the Blackberry?
Are users educated on the potential risks to Blackberry?
Are external interfaces that will not be utilized disabled?
Is the bluetooth Discoverable option disabled?
Are bluetooth options, such as acess to the address book,configured as securely as possible?
Things to Remember
Blackberry devices are susceptible to exactly the same types of threats as any other type of computer system. These threats include the following: Continue reading »