Taking Back IT

Sep 21 2011   1:44PM GMT

Mobile device security risks: More than just data loss

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

Data loss isn’t all you have to worry about when granting corporate access to mobile device users. You could also expose your organization to legal trouble up the wazoo.

As reported by SearchSecurity.com, Constellation Energy compliance officer A. Spencer Wilcox warned IT security pros about these mobile device security risks this week at the (ISC)² Security Congress in Orlando, Fla.

Wilcox suggested that all organizations create mobile security policies and require employees to sign them before granting any corporate access on their devices. If not, he said, the law may not protect organizations if an employee steals or inappropriately uses corporate data.

Wilcox also warned against other legal risks regarding mobile devices, involving photos taken on phones and even liability for accidents caused by employees using devices behind the wheel.

Photo (cc) by Paul Oka and republished here under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.

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