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  • Blog Post: The Importance of Smartphone Security

    It’s no surprise that mobile phone usage has exploded over the past decade. According to a study by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), there are roughly 6.8 billion mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide today. As technology becomes more and more woven into the fabric of society...
  • Blog Post: BYOD–is it Good, Bad or Ugly from the User Viewpoint?

    Bring your own device--or BYOD --is a tech trend that is changing the way many organizations manage technology. In previous posts, we’ve shared some background on our Trust in Computing Research project , and some of the interesting data we’ve uncovered related to the consumerization of IT, and the BYOD...
  • Blog Post: BYOD: Organizations Question Risk vs Benefit

    Over the past few posts we’ve been covering the concept of the BYOD trend. We started with a foundation describing the origins and evolution of BYOD, followed by a closer examination of the pros and cons of BYOD from the employee perspective. This post will focus on BYOD from the point of view...
  • Blog Post: Beginner’s Guide to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

    The era of IT departments mandating specific hardware, operating systems, or technologies is quickly eroding.  In its place a new culture is growing where employees are granted more autonomy—and given more responsibility—for their own technology. If you’ve been to enough parties you’re probably...