New approach required for IT security: IBM

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 14, 2013 02:11 am PST

Mobility in the enterprise has completely changed the IT security landscape, and organisations need to adopt new ways to respond to potential threats, according to IBM director of application, data, mobile, and infrastructure security, Caleb Barlow.

Smartphones and tablets are now ubiquitous in the developed world, with more workers bringing their personal devices into their organisations and accessing the corporate network. The trouble is, these mobile devices then become points of vulnerability, because they can easily be exposed to threats through things like third-party app downloads and even QR codes with malicious code.