May 2008
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Hand-held Device Security Concerns Rise

According to a study derived from research conducted by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), theft and other security concerns are rising for use of hand-held devices and laptop computers by remote and mobile workers. The study, conducted by TNS Prognostics revealed that of the 1,070 organizations surveyed, 60 percent said that security issues related to the use of hand-held devices for data access and transfer have significantly increased over the past 12 months.

Additionally, the study found that 55 percent of those surveyed said that security issues have significantly increased for wireless networks over the last year. While a third of those surveyed have developed security awareness training for employees, only 10 percent plan to implement that training in the next year. According to CompTIA President and CEO John Venator, nearly 90 percent of organizations that have implemented awareness training for remote and mobile workers believe that the number of security breaches they have encountered has been reduced. CompTIA serves the IT industry as the world's largest developer of vendor-neutral IT certification exams, with membership extending to 100 countries. To view more information on the study, click here.

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