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2011 may be the "year of the handheld". That is unless 2010 was! iPad sales exceeded all expectations in 2010. For the holiday season, many manufacturers came out with (and are coming out with) tablets. iPhones and Android devices can be seen everywhere... including the office. That means that people want to use these personal devices for work for a variety of reasons: they are more convenient; might be more powerful than company-issued gear; easy interfaces; they can carry less equipment, but, perhaps most importantly; these devices are finally like "real" computers. But use of these personally owned devices bring all kinds of security concerns including data leakage and vulnerabilities in these newer operating systems and apps.
We'll take a look at the convergence of mobile and desktop computing devices, security concerns and discuss some potential solutions.
Session Learning Objectives: 1. Define the convergence of mobile and desktop computing devices. 2. Discuss the tablet phenomenon. 3. Review security concerns with the use of these devices, particularly employee-owned. 4. Discuss possible solutions.