IT professionals neglect security on mobile devices
A third of professionals using mobile devices such as PDAs and smartphones don't use passwords or any other security protection and yet three out of ten of these users store their PIN numbers, passwords and other corporate information on them. That's according to The Mobile Usage Survey 2005, conducted for the fourth year by Pointsec Mobile Technologies and SC Magazine. The results are even more staggering considering the survey was conducted amongst IT professionals, who should be more knowledgeable about security than the average employee.
The results are also significant for the health and social care sectors as many professionals, from clinicians to social workers, are starting to use PDAs, tablet PCs, laptops and other devices for communications and to access patient information.