RIM chief: Wireless security must be top priority

Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 12:06 AM EST

Wireless security must be the top priority for providers doing business with the U.S. government, Research In Motion's (RIM's) president and co-CEO said Tuesday.

Wireless security needs to include several functions, such as firewall and virus protection for all devices, the ability to log device use, encryption of data at rest, and enforcement of access controls for downloads, said Mike Lazaridis, whose company makes the BlackBerry wireless devices popular with U.S. government users.

At InfoWorld.

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