Agency IT managers are scrambling to prevent employees’ personal phones and tablets from creating new openings for hackers.
From Government Executive/Nextgov.com | October 7, 2011
Ready or not, iPhones, iPads, Droids and other personal wireless devices are invading the federal workplace. Almost no formal security policies or procedures are in place yet to protect agency networks from the external threats these mainstream electronics can introduce.
Market Connections’ annual Federal Media & Marketing Study shows 28% of federal decision-makers check e-mail on a Blackberry; 14% access email on an iPhone; and 11% read email on an Android-based smartphone.