Tech Heavyweight Proposes "Health" Regulations for Consumer Devices

By JDavis | 10/6/10 10:42 AM

At the recent International Security Solutions Europe conference, one Microsoft executive proposed a new way of thinking about internet security, centered around consumer devices. Comparing the security of the internet with "public health," the Redmond giant's Corporate VP of Trustworthy Computing, Scott Charney, proposed that ISPs and the government develop an "internet health model" to safeguard the internet and prevent infected consumer devices from spreading viruses and malware. Such a model could restrict, or completely deny, online access to certain users.

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Growing Security Concerns Block Enterprise Use of Consumer Devices

By JDavis | 9/16/10 7:44 AM

The below graph -- from this week's InformationWeek -- clearly shows that concerns about Trojans, viruses, and malware are at the top of enterprise IT's list when it comes to the use of personal devices on the corporate network.

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The Evolution of Mobile Threats

By JDavis | 6/30/10 1:09 PM

As mobile phones continue to evolve, they've become nearly as fast, powerful, and connected as personal computers. With this transformation has come drastically increased susceptibility to malware and viruses, as consumers use their internet-connected phones to download apps and access banking information.

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