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Why mobile data encryption doesn’t matter (as much) Print E-mail
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Source: VentureBeat - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Cryptography This discussion about enterprise mobility is one of the five themes we will be focusing on at theVentureBeat Mobile Summit, on April 25-26. We’ve carefully invited the top executives in mobile to discuss the biggest challenges of the day, which, if solved, can lead to much faster growth in the industry. And at our enterprise session, we’ll have top executives around the table from a number of companies, including Verizon, AT&T, Sybase, Qualcomm, Box.net, and more. (If you think you should be part of the discussion, you can apply for a ticket.)

As long as I’ve been involved in enterprise mobility, the overwhelming security focus has been on data encryption: Over-the-air encryption versus at rest encryption; DES versus Triple-DES versus AES; 128-bit AES versus 192-bit AES versus 256-bit AES. You get the picture.

And for the past several years, encryption was almost certainly the right focus area. I definitely wouldn’t argue that data encryption isn’t an important part of a well-designed mobile security architecture.

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