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MOBILE DEVICES AND EFFECTIVE INFORMATION SECURITY Print E-mail

Blaž Markelj , Igor Bernik

Abstract
Rapidly increasing numbers of sophisticated mobile devices (smart phones, tab computers, etc.) all over the world mean that ensuring information security will only become a more pronounced problem for individuals and organizations. It’s important to effectively protect data stored on or accessed by mobile devices, and also during transmission of data between devices and between device and information system. Technological and other trends show, that the cyber threats are also rapidly developing and spreading. It's crucial to educate users about safe usage and to increase their awareness of security issues. Ideally, users should keep-up with technological trends and be well equipped with knowledge otherwise mobile technology will significantly increase security risks. Most important is that we start educating youth so that our next generations of employees will be part of a culture of data and information security awareness.

Keywords: information security, blended threats, mobile devices, awareness.

Blaž Markelj is an assistant at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security (blaz.markelj (at) fvv.uni-mb.si).
Ph.D. Igor Bernik is an Assistent Professor at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (igor.bernik (at) fvv.uni-mb.si).

Cite this article:
Markelj Blaž, Bernik Igor. MOBILE DEVICES AND EFFECTIVE INFORMATION SECURITY. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.6, no.2:40-52, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2013-no2-art03

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2013-no2-art03

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