Balancing the threat of personal technology in the workplace

Sean Garrity, George R.S. Weir

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Abstract

Employees are increasingly equipped with personal technology designed to provide entertainment, communications and potential business applications. On the one hand, this explosion of personal devices assists the workplace by enhancing mobility, portability and storage capacity. On the other hand, the uncontrolled use of such devices carries the threat of data leakage, data theft, virus and other malware introduction. This paper describes the risks of such personal storage devices in a business context and considers a series of possible responses to the inherent threat of personal technology in the workplace.
LanguageEnglish
Pages73-81
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • personal storage devices
  • data leakage
  • security threats
  • data theft
  • viruses
  • malware
  • personal technology
  • electronic security
  • portable media players

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Balancing the threat of personal technology in the workplace. / Garrity, Sean; Weir, George R.S.

In: International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2010, p. 73-81.

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