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Securing Your Mobile Enterprise

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-07-2010 Print
From mobile malwre to device management, enterprises need to have a plan for securing the BlackBerrys, iPhones and other devices connecting to their networks.
Cyber-criminals were recently seen targeting BlackBerry and Symbian devices to steal authentication data from online banking customers - another example of mobile devices being on attackers' radars.

Still, security experts agree most of the threats to mobile devices come in the form of people losing their devices or having them stolen. Rather than dealing with malware, the primary challenge for enterprise mobile security is figuring out how to best manage the plethora of devices employees can bring on to the network.

Having a mobile device management strategy to enforce on devices other than BlackBerry is a common gap in enterprises, Gartner analyst John Pescatore said, as is having a definition of what minimal security policies need to be enforced.

For more, read the eWeek article Dealing with Enterprise Mobile Security.


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