Edited By Zoran Levnajic
Secure Usage of Mobile Devices – Slovenian Survey
Blaž Markelj, Igor Bernik
Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Providing security for sophisticated mobile devices is quite a difficult task. Even though numerous modern tools for ensuring advanced levels of security for users are available, these tools primarily deal with the technical aspects of supporting the safer usage of mobile devices. This said, the other factor in information security, the user, is often disregarded. Without constantly informing and educating users, data cannot be properly protected and information cannot be maintained. Numerous studies, including the presented one, show that users are not well aware of the dangers threatening mobile device users, and that they are even less informed about the, often freely available, solutions for protecting mobile devices and the access to data. In short, even the best technical solutions cannot help, if the user does not know which safety procedures to use. If would be sensible to outline guidelines for using mobile devices more safely, based on the data gained from the presented study and the data from studies conducted abroad. In accord with these guidelines, information security can only be established by interweaving advanced technical solutions with the unceasing education of users. In the future, the fast pace of the development of mobile technology will continue, therefore, it is imperative that the areas of information security are continuously upgraded, that new technical solutions are developed, and that each user of mobile information technology is well informed about...
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