When it comes to mobile security, it can seem overwhelming in the number of things you are told you just HAVE to do. Many people are so overwhelmed that they instead opt to do nothing. Passcodes, anti-virus, anti-malware, insurance, backups, tracking, recovery, data delete… With dozens of choices for each these options, just where do you start?
First, you prioritize what it is you're trying to accomplish with mobile security:
When it comes to data protection, you must think of both physical security (what happens in the event of loss or theft) and what happens if your data is made vulnerable from using your phone (phishing, viruses, malware). Knowing your goals, tackle your security step-by-step and you'll be done in no time.
When setting up your options, always keep your goals in mind and ask if the services you have set up are going to do enough to protect you and your data. For example, if you choose insurance but not device tracking, your data is not protected in the event of a theft and you have no chance of device recovery; while it may seem nice that you have some cash for a new phone, the solution hasn't satisfied your goal.