Reinforcing and Reassuring Smartphone Security

Every day sees another headline that illustrates how data protection has been
ignored, resulting in vital data that has been exposed or lost. There’s no denying
that the loss of mobile devices is a key culprit. The Metropolitan Police states
that in the UK alone 10,000 handsets are reported stolen each month. And it’s
likely that this potential risk will only escalate given that smartphone adoption
is set for rapid growth over the next three years. Indeed, a 2009 report predicts
that smartphones will double their share of the handset market to 20 percent
by 2013¹. Here, Stephen Davies, UK Product Manager for Vodafone Mobile
Exchange, shares his thoughts on how enterprises can avoid such pitfalls.