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January/February 2012

Mobile device protection: Tackling mobile device security risks

Like many organizations, the city of Seattle is devising a strategy for mobile devices. City officials are figuring out which mobile operating systems they’ll support, whether to allow employees to use their own phones and they’re testing mobile device management technology. Ultimately, managing an influx of mobile devices requires a much different security strategy than the traditional desktop model of antivirus and other endpoint controls, says Mike Hamilton, Seattle’s CISO. “Computing is becoming extremely ubiquitous. As a result, there is no perimeter anymore,” he says. “So 20th century controls aren’t going to work in this environment.” The deluge of iPhones, iPads and Android devices into the enterprise has put mobile device security risks at the top of the agenda for many organizations. According to Information Security and’s 2012 Priorities survey, 72 percent of 900 respondents cite mobile device protection as a priority this year. Nearly 35 percent view mobile device security as a major challenge with...

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