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As Mobile Devices Catch On with Businesses, Data Breach Risks Grow

The rise of mobile devices has created uncertainties regarding what authority a company has over an employee’s personal device if it is also used for work-related activities, and what actions a company must take if a device is lost or stolen, according to experts.

Mobile devices are vulnerable to cyber attacks just like desktop computers and laptops are, according to Larry Collins, vice president, e-solutions, risk engineering at Zurich NA. Speaking today during Advisen’s webinar, “Cyber Security: The Growing Liability of Handheld & Mobile Devices,” Collins explained that these devices are essentially mini or micro computers, and he added that any computer system that has a networked connection or software system can be broken into and hacked.

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