Mobile and connected device security considerations

A dilemma for small and medium enterprise business mobility?

Mark Alan Harris, Karen Patten, Elizabeth Regan, Jerry Fjermestad

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Business mobility is rapidly becoming an everyday way of doing business. Mobile technologies, such as smartphones and connected devices, are enabling this business evolution. However, they are also creating new security concerns for the enterprise and its employees. Security experts are studying these increased security concerns to develop more secure practices and policies for the next generation mobile technologies. This paper describes these new mobile security concerns and discusses preliminary expert recommendations to reduce an increasing business risk. Although large enterprises have the resources to implement emerging security recommendations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) may not be able to adopt the new recommendations because they lack IT resources and capabilities. This paper describes the SME dilemma: Embrace the mobility business strategy and adopt and invest in the necessary security technology, or give up their mobility business strategy to protect enterprise and customer data and information. Finally, the paper identifies future research questions concerning SME security awareness and capability to minimize security threats to develop more viable security practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Pages1677-1683
Number of pages7
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2012Aug 12 2012

Other

Other18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8/9/128/12/12

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Keywords

  • 4G wireless
  • Connected devices
  • Medium business
  • Mobile business
  • Security considerations
  • Small business
  • Smartphones
  • SME

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Harris, M. A., Patten, K., Regan, E., & Fjermestad, J. (2012). Mobile and connected device security considerations: A dilemma for small and medium enterprise business mobility? In 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 (Vol. 3, pp. 1677-1683)

Mobile and connected device security considerations : A dilemma for small and medium enterprise business mobility? / Harris, Mark Alan; Patten, Karen; Regan, Elizabeth; Fjermestad, Jerry.

18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012. Vol. 3 2012. p. 1677-1683.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Harris, MA, Patten, K, Regan, E & Fjermestad, J 2012, Mobile and connected device security considerations: A dilemma for small and medium enterprise business mobility? in 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012. vol. 3, pp. 1677-1683, 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012, Seattle, WA, United States, 8/9/12.
Harris MA, Patten K, Regan E, Fjermestad J. Mobile and connected device security considerations: A dilemma for small and medium enterprise business mobility? In 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012. Vol. 3. 2012. p. 1677-1683
Harris, Mark Alan ; Patten, Karen ; Regan, Elizabeth ; Fjermestad, Jerry. / Mobile and connected device security considerations : A dilemma for small and medium enterprise business mobility?. 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012. Vol. 3 2012. pp. 1677-1683
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