07-25-12 | Blog Post
Bringing your own device in the healthcare industry can mean bringing multiple points of potential hacker entry and introducing several new security weaknesses. In particular, smartphones need to have specific company policies to standardize use and minimize risk.
What kind of policies could help secure the use of mobile devices?
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