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Mobile security fears are unfounded

Howard Schmidt is quoted as saying that he doesn’t know if industry is putting much focus on the security of mobile devices (Hackers to concentrate on moving targets, 19 May). I would like to reassure Schmidt that many of the leading corporate and government users of mobile devices are doing just that.

As a specialist security testing company, we have been engaged by a number of major clients to test the security of mobile devices and the bespoke applications that run on them. The functionality and storage capacity of mobile devices is ever increasing, and businesses rightly want to gain the benefits from using these devices. However, like all IT systems, they need to have adequate security mechanisms in place to protect the information that they store and process.

Neil O’Connor, Activity

June 6, 2008 in Security | Permalink

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