IT Security: Mobile devices offer windows of vulnerability

Unencrypted - or poorly encrypted - laptops are real threats to a company's security arrangements, writes Ian Campbell.

23rd June, 2012

While the basic principles of protecting the office perimeter and running antivirus on the desktops are still sound, it's also archaic in the new world of mobile working. Office walls are disappearing and the traditional approach to security is going with them.

Endpoint security used to be about the latest antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-adware with automated patch updates fed through to the desktop. Now, it's just the tip of very big iceberg that could sink...

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