The increasing complexity of mobile devices, such as the soon-to-be-launched “must-have” iPhone, poses a growing security headache to employers.

The technical advancements of such gadgetry allow vast amounts of datato be downloaded and stored. In the light of various high-profilestories of data theft, devices like the iPhone only make it easier andquicker for those with malicious intent to commit an “inside job” – andit’s virtually untraceable. These devices could potentially be used tocarry thousands of documents out of the office, or even to release avirus onto the corporate network.

Following the news of the launch, companies need to ensure that they areagile in the way they protect the network, making sure IT securitystandards are always one step ahead.

Matt Fisher, vice-president, Centennial Software.