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IDG Contributor Network: Is mobile the new squirrel?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 7, 2016.

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    Perhaps you've seen the Disney film, Up, and you remember Dug the talking dog. Despite his ability to speak, Dug often became distracted at the sight of a squirrel. In the same way, security professionals are often distracted by the challenges mobile devices present.

    While the power and capabilities of mobile devices continues to grow you cannot afford to let it distract you from securing the laptops, gateways, and many other parts of the extended network.

    Because there are daily new threats to Android and Apple, said Dave Barton, CISO, Forcepoint, "Security practitioners are always working through that mobile risk model in their heads. How do we protect end points? Those end points are all different and personally owned and might not be compatible with software we want them to use."

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