Discussions of mobile security typically revolve around the vulnerability of smartphones, tablets and the data they contain to loss and theft. Yet CIOs, CISOs and IT directors need to be equally concerned about the challenges of maintaining data security during everyday use of both corporate-issued and BYOD devices.
Case in point: the smartphone-related theft of patient records at Jackson North Medical Center in North Miami Beach in 2012. An emergency room volunteer had used his camera-phone to take more than 1,000 photos of records that contained Social Security numbers and other health information for 566 patients, then he sold the records to another man. The scheme was discovered when three men were found filing fake tax returns using free Wi-Fi in a McDonald’s parking lot.