Smartphones: The Wild West Of Security

Posted April 29, 2010
InformationWeek SMB: Smartphones - The Wild West Of Security

A report on a seminal session at Interop, the business technology conference in Las Vegas. Expert panelists pointed out that businesses need to pay more attention to securing employees' smartphones because many contain sensitive corporate data.

"While most enterprises have well defined policies for securing laptops and PCs, many still treat mobile devices as an afterthought even though the latter are increasingly likely to be in widespread use and contain valuable corporate data.

'The smartphone is the new computerwe're seeing that on steroids now,' said editor-in-chief Alex Wolfe, who moderated an Interop Las Vegas panel Wednesday called Mobile Security: New Challenges—Practical Solutions."

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