Corporate Security and Smartphones

The use of smartphones in the corporate world should be subject to data protection policies and carefully controlled by IT departments.

Monday, August 23, 2010

According to an article in elfinancierocr.com, companies must create mobile device management (MDM) policies in order to ensure information is accessed securely. An inventory of devices also needs to be kept with and provision made to enable them to accessed remotely by IT departments.

This is more complicated that it seems. There are many different gadgets on the market with varying operating systems and employees tend to change theirs frequently.

Romina Adduci, Telecommunications Research and Consulting Director for International Data Corporation (IDC) Latin America, told elfinancierocr.com that, "policies will need to take into account both software and hardware, and be able to block devices remotely if they are lost or stolen".

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