Thursday, November 27, 2008

Opinion: Obama's BlackBerry is no security threat

In the past few weeks, there have been several articles saying that Pres Elect Obama may have to give up his Blackberry for security reasons. In this article Bill Brenner argues that this is not necessary and would reduce the effectiveness of this plugged-in president. The issue is pertinent to many CEO's out there, since their security issues, while perhaps not necessarily matters of national security, are nevertheless potentially as important to their companies and their stakeholders. Should CEO's be banned from having smartphones? The short and long answer is absolutely not. There has always been a conflict between making effective use of technology and the risk-adverse security wing of the technology world. This issue is more evidence of that conflict. The fact is, mobile technology is important, and security needs to keep up and deal with it. It's that simple. Opinion: Obama's BlackBerry is no security threat

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