Thursday, July 13, 2006

Mobile enterprise users face knotty security issues

Network World writes about how companies are trying to "secure the brave new world of mobile computing," and the complexities and challenges involved since "physical devices themselves have to be protected, along with the data stored on them, the users and the network connections, especially wireless."

Jack Gold at J. Gold Associates noted "trial and error for mobile security is common practice." He said, "Most organization start with a point solution to correct a specific, or perceived, problem . . . and only then discover [they] hadn’t adequately addressed security and management."

Instead, Gold mentioned, "the enterprise should be thinking early about a comprehensive security strategy for any mobile computing project."

The article discusses the ways some enterprises and vendors are trying to address these challenges.