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Mobile Security: A Pocket Guide by Steven Furnell

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CHAPTER 2: SURVIVING OUTSIDE

Mobile devices give us the freedom to roam, with access to data and services at any time and in any place. While this clearly offers a benefit, one of the fundamental consequences is that by operating outside the safety of the workplace mobile devices are physically exposed to threats such as loss and theft. Evidence from reported incidents demonstrates that a combination of technical safeguards and user awareness are required to address the problem.

Chapter 1 has clearly illustrated that mobile devices are both a valuable asset and something that we need to protect. This chapter begins to provide some of the evidence of the increased risk that they introduce, and what we need to do as a consequence.

With devices ...

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