Experts predict that by the year 2003, there will be one billion "smart" devices connected wirelessly. The growing popularity of smart phones and handheld PCs has IT managers worrying about precious company data ending up in the wrong hands and questioning the future security of their networks. Many devices are small enough to be easily hidden, making it difficult to keep proprietary information from walking out the door. Or, imagine the consequences of an innocent user losing a handheld at the airport or on a train. A report released this week from Computerworld, Walking Disasters, examines the real dangers of these devices.
Rick Saia, an editor at Computerworld, is available to speak in "plain English" about the security risks of handheld devices and the best security solutions from the experts, including:
-- The far-reaching risks - From common loss to the conspirings
of a disgruntled worker or corporate spy, the handheld device presents a new IT security challenge, especially now that greater numbers of users are bringing their handheld devices to work. -- Solutions - Get the scoop on what companies are doing to combat potential handheld security breeches, plus a few tips from industry experts on how to keep information from falling into the wrong hands. -- Beyond the corporate risks - The corporate network isn't the only proprietary data at risk. Many e-commerce transactions can be less secure when made with web-enabled handheld devices.
The Walking Disasters report can be found in the April 24th issue of Computerworld and online at www.computerworld.com. Computerworld is an information services company and the expert source for "IT Leaders."
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