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Mobile device threats to enterprise security

Security expert Michael Gregg notes the risks to enteprise security that mobile devices may cause.

What threat do mobile devices pose to my enterprise network? What approach should we take to dealing with smartphones?
Mobile devices can potentially pose a huge threat. Smartphones not only have network connectivity, but also have the ability to send and receive email, and also possess a large amount of store capacity. Smartphones need to have the same kinds of protections applied as other laptops and other network devices. This includes, encryption, authentication, and antivirus.
This was first published in October 2010

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