Mandate security training to safeguard your mobile fleet

Mobile managers need to establish a high-level of mobile security awareness across their entire workforce to minimize the threat posed by lost or stolen mobile devices. This research report discusses the importance of end-user security awareness training, the key risks associated with increased enterprise mobility and the essential components of a mobile security training plan.

Executive Summary

While enterprises today have a greater number of employees who use mobile devices, including laptops, smartphones, and PDAs in their daily work, the productivity benefits offered by these tools are accompanied by serious security risks. It is incumbent upon enterprise IT leaders to establish a high level of mobile security awareness across the user base to minimize the threat posed by lost or stolen devices. This research note discusses:

  • The importance of end-user security awareness training.
  • The key risks associated with increased enterprise mobility.
  • The essential components of a mobile security training plan.

Mobile security training to help users understand the nature of mobile security risks -- and their individual accountabilities -- will be the most effective way to complement existing security solutions and address the potential dangers of increased mobile device usage.

" Mandate security training to safeguard your mobile fleet" is available in PDF format and it is free to SearchMobileComputing.com users for a limited time.

This was first published in December 2007

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