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Smartphones in the Workplace: A Problem?

DATA PROTECTION

November 23, 2010

A recent survey found that eight out of 10 CIOs rank data breaches as their top security concern and think that using smartphones in the workplace increases their vulnerability to attack, InformationWeek reports. Market researcher Ovum and the European Association for e-identity and Security released the survey's report this week, which also found that half of organizations fail to authenticate employees' mobile devices but that 48 percent of employees are allowed to use personal mobile devices to connect to corporate systems. "Employees will want to use their devices, no matter who owns them, for both their work and personal lives," said an Ovum spokesman, adding that it's unrealistic to delineate between those uses.
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