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Security events: smartphone use
People attending security events are being warned to make sure that they have the right measures in place to protect smartphone users and their employers.
Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of IP specialists Wick Hill Group, says that smartphone use has a lot of potential for businesses as staff can use them to work on the go.
However, he does warn that "a smartphone raises key security issues, which many organisations have not fully realised yet or, if they have, they may not have taken appropriate measures to ensure network safety."
He warns that businesses now have to factor smartphones into their security policies so that they don't become vulnerable to security threats. He also says that any smartphone use must be managed centrally.
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