Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Smart Phone Security

Now that smart phones are being used more often for sensitive uses, like making and paying for purchases, it is clear that hackers are going to focus more attention on smart phones. companies like McAfee are putting out security software to protect them. And the US Department of Defense is calling for more protection for them and in particular for the Android Operating system, which is on the largest number of phones.

Companies need to be concerned about this area, as some of their sensitive data is going to end up on smart phones, so their defences need to extend to the phones. This is not a new idea, but the new landscape means that the degree of protection now needs to be at a level comparable to that of the corporate data in the main system, which has not been the case to date.

For more on the new environment for smart phones, check this NY Times article.

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