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FTC crackdown on text spammers highlights business threat

Antone Gonsalves | March 11, 2013
Because many businesses have yet to deploy mobile security technology, the field of potential victims is still fairly open

To protect against spam texts, companies should formulate a formal mobile device policy and guidelines that promote best security practices for employees, Thompson said. In addition, businesses should consider MDM software.

Other approaches to mobile security include building a separate workspace on the mobile phone, so corporate data and applications operate in an encrypted environment that cannot be affected by the personal side of the device.

Fixmo is one company that has such technology, and is working with Lockheed Martin and the Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore on new methodologies for uncovering operating system vulnerabilities and potential attack vectors.

"We do not yet have products in market for this, but it is one of the key areas of R&D at Fixmo Labs," said Tyler Lessard, chief marketing officer for Fixmo.

 

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