IT Consulting: Smartphones bring security risks

Irish workers are increasingly using personal mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, as vital business tools. While this trend has brought business benefits, Sean Reynolds, chief

4th December, 2011
IT Consulting: Smartphones bring security risks
Sean Reynolds, chief executive, Rits Security Group. Photo: Maura Hickey

Irish workers are increasingly using personal mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, as vital business tools.

While this trend has brought business benefits, Sean Reynolds, chief executive of Rits Security Group, said it also brought with it new and specific IT security threats and challenges.

"There is a lot of talk around 'BYOD' or bring your own device. Companies see that their staff have iPhones or iPads and want to leverage that technology,"...

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