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Mobile Workforce Creates New Challenges

Most organizations ignore security awareness training for employees

TERRACE, Ill. -- The increasingly mobile nature of the workforce is creating new security challenges for information technology (IT) staffs, research from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) reveals.

Theft of data and confidential information is a greater concern for more firms, especially when it comes to the use of hand-held devices and laptop computers by remote and mobile workers, according to the CompTIA survey.

Sixty percent of the 1,070 organizations surveyed said security issues related to the use of handheld devices for data access and transfer have increased significantly or increased somewhat over the past 12 months.

When it comes to wireless networks, 55 percent of organizations said security issues have increased significantly or somewhat over the past 12 months.

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)