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Panel: Open phones are more vulnerable

Stephen Lawson | Sept. 12, 2008
The opening up of mobile software platforms will lead to more dangers, security executives said.

Although malware may make headlines, the greatest danger to enterprises with mobile phones is loss or theft of data, the panelists agreed.

Enterprises should protect their employees' mobile phones just as they do any other end point, with the same security policies and requirements as well as security software, with an eye to compliance as well, Nguyen said. Companies should also maintain an inventory of their mobile devices and regularly push out software updates. To protect data, they should use password protection, encryption of data and remote data wipe capability, he said.

They should also disable features not required for business use, he said. 


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