Not too long from now, smartphones will be the device of choice for mobile computing. Fifteen years from now we will be looking back at the laptop with the same nostalgia some of us have today for a manual Underwood typewriter.
Companies can safeguard against pretexting by educating frontline employees about social engineering tactics, creating a call-back policy whereby customer service representatives call the person back at their registered phone number to verify identity, issuing PIN for customer access to personal records and accounts, and making no exceptions to the use of PIN.
With technology that combines words information and music, I can see a time when the first dance at a wedding will be composed out of all the love letters e-mailed between the bride and the groom. Or, perhaps, chart-topping songs will be produced out of a tone-deaf accountant
Banning MP3 players from the office is the wrong way to deal with the threat of inside data theft. To be fair, I do see the concerns regarding theft. Certainly, I am not suggesting the threat does not exist. I am just getting a wee bit tired of people blaming problems on technology when the roots actually lie in human nature and environment issues