Recent Posts by Peter J. Brabson

Mobile Phone Security

As a cybersecurity professional, I have talked to a lot of people in and out of the classroom, as a consultant for the federal government and the private sector but I’m still shocked when I ask, "What kind of antimalware or firewall do you use for your phone?" Three responses are typical: silence; "I don’t use anything"; or something reasonable like Symantec Mobile Security for Android, McAfee, etc. I applaud them for choosing something which shows some awareness although not for their specific choices. But hey, it’s a start.

Let’s face it—people have favorites. I have mine and you probably have yours. It’s human nature. Some people like pizza with pineapple and some people think that’s sacrilege. But you can’t argue with the logic of having something instead of nothing makes sense when it comes to security.  

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