PDA Security & Protection - Best Practices
This article by Roberta Bragg is excellent and creates an awareness of the need to protect these devices and the information that is stored within them.
Protect Your PDAs, PDQ!
February 2003 • by Roberta Bragg
You know about security for networks and laptops. But what about security for hand-helds? What? You don't have a plan?
Quote: Sometimes you want people to look at your stuff; sometimes you don’t. When you’re trying to sell something, you want people to read about your wares. If you have secrets, though, you want to keep them. But there are also times you might allow strangers a closer look—for instance, allowing bag inspection at the airport or financial inspection by the IRS. Even though you may not want to expose things considered private, the law may force your hand.
Topics covered include:
* Physical Protection
* Access Control
* Protection from Malicious Code
* On-board Data Protection
* Data Transfer/Connection Protection
* Synching, Wireless Data Connections
* External Connections and Protecting Data in Flight
* Usage Definitions and Data Decisions
* Awareness Training