Mobile Revolution Threatens IT Security

Mobile Revolution Threatens IT Security

Mobile Revolution Threatens IT Security

Clueless and/or CarelessThe biggest threat to mobile security is a lack of security awareness on the part of employees.
The more mobile devices that enter an enterprise, the worse its information security gets. A study by the security firm Check Point shows the rising risks imposed on companies by a flood of iPhones, iPads, and other smart devices. Part of the problem lies with the security of the devices themselves, part with their portable nature, and part with the habits and focus of users. Still, mobile usage seems likely to become even more pervasive in the years ahead, so companies need to get their acts together on the next wave of security procedures See also Android's Security Disaster.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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