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90 Percent of mobile devices lack protection
Posted on 27-Mar-2004 09:25 | Tags Filed under: News



Mobile users are implementing more wireless technologies in their daily lives, but many users are not taking the proper precautions to ensure they're working in a secure environment. Approximately 90 percent of mobile devices lack the protection to ward off hackers, according to Gartner, Inc.

Gartner analysts announced the findings recently at the Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit in Chicago, which was held 8-10 March. This year's summit included more than 800 registered attendees.

During the conference, Gartner analysts identified the top "on-the-run" security exposure experienced by Gartner clients. The most commonplace scenario occurs when a user accidentally loses his or her mobile device - full of confidential enterprise data - which leads to a serious case of identity theft.

"Wireless mobility is the greatest change to occur in corporate data collection and distribution in the past decade," said John Girard, research vice president at Gartner. "However, with this change comes new threats. The solution for enterprises is to institute sound management policies to protect mobile information assets and contain costs."

Gartner outlined five key tactics to improve wireless security, including moving all PDAs and phones into the PC support group, installing PDA firewalls, implementing cost controls and purchasing mobile management tools.


More information: http://www.gartner.com/us/wireless...




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