5 steps to secure mobile data

Monday, 11 November 2002, 2:10 PM EST

Employees outfitted with mobile devices, such as laptops and PDAs, can access valuable enterprise information when they're away from the office, which improves productivity, streamlines operations, and creates new revenue sources. But security is lacking.

While mobility is a competitive advantage, it means your data can travel beyond your secure LAN firewall and over public networks. Your security strategy needs to address the managing and securing of pervasive mobile data from end to end: whether it's stored on a mobile device, traveling over a wired or wireless network, or being sent back to the enterprise.

Organisations need to carefully consider mobile data security as a part of their mobile application development plans and work carefully with technology vendors that offer a complete security infrastructure for protecting mobile data, wherever that data may be. You should consider these five mobile security issues when developing and implementing mobile business solutions.

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