When was the last time you considered your handheld or mobile device as a real threat?
There is a lot going on in the mobile security arena these days, and I'll try to explain a few of the considerations we review at Symantec, and what you can do about these new threats. Let's start off with a few basic premises for sake of discussion.
1. Smartphones play an increasingly vital role in today’s business and they frequently contain a wealth of sensitive information.
2. Smartphones represent the new computing platform paradigm for both business and leisure; however, these devices have become the new vulnerability.
So, what does this mean? As you know, many smartphones are more of a mini-computer than a phone. As such, these devices are "endpoints." These devices house sensitive information that is typically a blend of both professional and personal content. Lost smartphones are a serious threat for...