With the incred­i­bly advanced tech­nol­o­gy that’s avail­able to the gen­er­al pub­lic today, it’s no sur­prise that peo­ple have start­ed to uti­lize it in a way that ben­e­fits their own per­son­al pro­tec­tion. From remote­ly view­ing live footage of your home’s secu­ri­ty cam­era to lock­ing your car after you’ve already left the park­ing lot, there are numer­ous ways to keep your­self safe with the help of apps.

How­ev­er, of all the secu­ri­ty apps avail­able, the most advanced ones are usu­al­ly for the phones them­selves! Keep­ing your phone pro­tect­ed with a lock code is only the first step in cell phone secu­ri­ty.

To save you the time of brows­ing the App Store, below is a list of eight apps that will increase your per­son­al secu­ri­ty!

360 Secu­ri­ty

This is a free Android app that cov­ers all your cell­phone-spe­cif­ic secu­ri­ty needs. It reg­u­lar­ly screens your phone for bugs and has a 100% suc­cess rate in catch­ing mal­ware.


Avast is a big play­er in the mobile secu­ri­ty game. It is a depend­able, though resource-inten­sive, pro­gram that comes with some amaz­ing add-ons. Among oth­er things, it includes anti-theft pro­tec­tions that let you oper­ate and lock your phone remote­ly.

Find My iPhone

Not exact­ly an app, but it is use­ful. Find my iPhone is a built-in func­tion in iOS that lets you geo-locate your phone from any­where.


iOS is a secure oper­at­ing sys­tem; thus, most devel­op­ment on it has focused on theft pre­ven­tion. Look­out! Is an advanced anti-theft app that notices unusu­al move­ments or activ­i­ty on devices and alerts you to pos­si­ble theft. It’s an excel­lent way for the com­pa­ny to know the exact moment when any of its employ­ees’ devices have gone miss­ing.


True­Crypt is a depend­able free­ware encryp­tion tool. It is use­ful for encrypt­ing data before trans­fer­ring it to vul­ner­a­ble loca­tions like phones and USB keys. The newest ver­sion runs on Win­dows 8.

Last­Pass Pass­word Man­ag­er

Pass­word Man­ag­er apps use a sin­gle login to fill in the pass­word info on all oth­er logins. This might sound like it would make your data less secure, but, in prac­tice, it makes it more secure.

Employ­ees often get lazy and use the same pass­word for dif­fer­ent logins, fail to change their pass­words in a time­ly fash­ion, or use brows­er auto-com­plete options. These are much less secure, so avoid poor prac­tices by giv­ing employ­ees a pass­word man­ag­er app.

Como­do Inter­net Secu­ri­ty Pre­mi­um

This suite has antivirus and spy­ware removal, sure, but the fire­wall is where it real­ly shines. The fire­wall draws few resources and is incred­i­bly user-friend­ly, mak­ing it easy for IT to set up a secure net­work.

ViceV­er­sa Pro

This is an afford­able back­up pro­gram that offers excel­lent secu­ri­ty for archived data. Many busi­ness­es run it on every device for auto­mat­ic doc­u­ment back­up, sav­ing their employ­ees the time of upload­ing all their data to Sky­Drive.

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Allan Baum
Security Industry veteran with over 30+ years in the industry. Founded family owned and operated Protection Plus in 1994 with his wife and has overseen its growth since. In addition to working with his wife and son, Allan has assigned the role of Chief Canine Officer to his trusted dog Waub, who joins him at the office every day.