Written by Paul Kirvan on October 14, 2008 in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, InfoSecurity.
According to a news report from the British Standards Institute (BSI), data mobility presents a “serious and complex” challenge to many businesses and organizations. According to Mike Spinney, communications director of the Ponemon Institute, an increasingly mobile workforce has complicated information security and that companies should implement measures which take this into account. The popularity of technologies such as netbooks, memory sticks and external hard drives have all increased business mobility, he explained.
However, Mr Spinney added that there was not a simple universal solution but that businesses would have to tailor security measures to meet their own needs. “The procedure must be a strategic initiative that requires a thorough understanding of the organization’s current systems, level of training, types of data collected and used, industry and more,” he stated.
One of the more serious challenges Mr Spinney identified was recently highlighted, with reports that PA Consulting had lost a datastick containing tens of thousands of criminals’ personal details last month.
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