PDA security: mobile employees risk corporate data

October 2004
MarketWatch: Global Round-up;October 2004, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p155
Market Research Report
This article reports that the Mobile Vulnerability Survey 2004, commissioned by Pointsec Mobile Technologies, Infosecurity Europe and Computer Business Review, was conducted among 68 IT managers, of which 38% came from companies employing over 1,000 employees. It found that 13% of respondents have had the misfortune of losing their mobile device. One of the fastest and easiest ways to access corporate data is through unprotected PDAs that are lost or stolen, as they contain business names and addresses, spreadsheets and other corporate documents. The survey found that a third of users do not even use password protection on their devices, leaving the information vulnerable to opportunists, hackers or competitors.


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