I think we can expect to see wireless carriers adopt a similar approach. While they're responsible for providing...
overall security for the network, they'll likely take a hands-off approach to device security. The diversity of devices (laptops, PDAs, smartphones, etc.) that may be connected to wireless networks makes it too challenging to provide managed security at the carrier level. Furthermore, the different regulatory requirements facing various user sets make it a risky proposition for the carriers to assume any liability. I expect that the burden of providing security for wireless devices will remain on the end user for the foreseeable future.
For More Information
- Create an effective security policy that deals with mobile devices to reduce their associated business risks.
- Attend our Wireless Security Lunchtime Learning program and learn how to secure your wireless infrastructure.
- Visit our resource center for news, tips and expert advice on securing handheld devices.
Dig Deeper on Handheld and Mobile Device Security Best Practices
Related Q&A from Mike Chapple
Vulnerability scanning tools are necessary to be fully compliant with PCI DSS, but the tools need to come from a PCI DSS Approved Scanning Vendor. ...continue reading
Healthcare clearinghouses like Mass HIway are a new trend in health IT, but what are the security implications? Expert Mike Chapple explains what you...continue reading
The FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool has faced harsh criticism since its 2015 release. Expert Mike Chapple reviews the tool and how it can be ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.