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Rob Berra
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10/3/2013 | 2:24:01 PM
re: Google Glass: Security Risk For Governments?
It's not "pin number," it's "PIN." Stands for "Personal Identification Number." So "pin number" would be "Personal Identification Number number."
ITPolicy Guy
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9/4/2013 | 6:11:08 PM
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I have found the biggest problem with BYOD is what do you do if a personal device is compromised? Wiping the device is not an option, especially because of the personal info on it. You can leave it up to the individual to clean, but how many people would know if it was properly cleaned. Not allowing a compromised device then means the person can't work and if he/she is teleworking, their productivity is now 0 until the device is clean.
Glass seems like it will be an even bigger headache because of the significantly higher chance of information being stolen/compromised just because someone is looking at a desk with sensitive information and malware on the device allows a hacker to take pictures of everything the person looks at.
Alex Kane Rudansky
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8/26/2013 | 6:54:11 PM
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An issue I've come across with BYOD is all the red tape surrounding personal device use. The added security makes personal device use clumsy and time consuming and actually discourages its use. It becomes easier to use the company issued device and leave the personal one behind. If the Glass security measures are too cumbersome, will it be worth it to use Glass at all in the workplace?
WKash
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8/22/2013 | 8:30:32 PM
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Interesting idea. One of the challenges for federal agencies with Android is dealing with so many configurations. There has been some movement to establish some standardization, but it seems like a lot of duplicative effort going on as each agency would need to certify the security credentials.
Thomas Claburn
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8/22/2013 | 8:03:21 PM
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I think we'd benefit from a standardized way of configuring device policies, similar to the way Android handles permissions. Then it would just be a matter of ensuring that devices were compliant with policy controls. It would be useful outside of business settings too, as in a movie theater that broadcast a ringer_volume = 0 policy to active mobile phones.
WKash
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8/22/2013 | 2:26:02 PM
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Google Glass is another example of why we need better solutions for authenticating users and securing data rather than managing security on devices.


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