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Do smartwatches really pose a security threat in the enterprise?

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 28, 2015.

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    Smartwatches like the new Apple Watch are still finding their places on users' wrists, but that doesn't mean it's too soon for IT security professionals to start worrying about whether these new devices pose additional risks. Or, at least, it's not too early for the IT security industry to start trying to scare us into worrying about these new devices. Despite a new HP report on the topic, though, I'm still not entirely sure about the magnitude of the danger.

    IT security professionals are still dealing with the fallout from the rise of the smartphone, which drastically increased the vectors of vulnerability for many corporate networks. And now, with the rise of smartwatches, and particularly the Apple Watch's comparatively robust sales, there's legitimate concern that we're opening up another less-than-fully secured window into corporate networks (not to mention the security risks for consumers).

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