Spread of Handheld Devices Raises Security Questions

    Date14 Jan 2003
    CategoryGovernment
    3339
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Wireless security is a major concern for agencies that deal with ever-more tech-savvy employees bringing to work handheld devices that don't mesh with federal security guidelines, said CDW Government Inc. president James R. Shanks. As agencies are working to bolster . . . Wireless security is a major concern for agencies that deal with ever-more tech-savvy employees bringing to work handheld devices that don't mesh with federal security guidelines, said CDW Government Inc. president James R. Shanks. As agencies are working to bolster network security, the proliferation of wireless devices is raising new security challenges, said Shanks, whose company is a subsidiary of IT reseller CDW Computer Centers Inc. of Vernon Hills, Ill.

    "It's really hard to manage," added Larry S. Kirsch, senior vice president of CDWG. Wireless security "is the biggest nut to crack for the federal government."

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