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Understanding PDA Security Issues

Many network administrators view the PDA with more than a little suspicion—for good reason. The media has painted the PDA as a device that is so open that anyone can access it at any time. Smart users keep all of their sensitive data on the company computer and just place lists of tasks on their PDA. Of course, such a view defeats the entire purpose of having a PDA in the first place. A PDA should be an extension of your workplace, not a hindrance to avoid.

Many of the security issues surrounding PDAs today are a perception that they’re all wireless devices. Many PDAs use network or modem connections, not wireless connections. The PDAs that do provide wireless access tend to err on the side of safety whenever ...

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