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Reader Poll The security of Wi-Fi hotspots, cellular data connections and other mechanisms for connecting remotely is something that is becoming relevant to more and more organisations. While the advocates and scare mongers put their extreme points of view, what is actually happening on the front line?

So, we turn to you, our beloved readers, to tell it how it really is, out there in the wireless wild west. It should only take a few minutes, but will leave you with a feeling of immense satisfaction.

Access Security Poll

How comfortable are you with the security or ability to secure the following for business use?

  Inherently secure enough with no special measures Can secure adequately if special measures are taken Not secure enough for us even with special measures No opinion Special measures required
(if relevant)
Voice calls to and from a cellular handset
Notebook PC access over Wi-Fi hotspots
Notebook PC access over cellular (GPRS/3G/HSDPA)
Notebook PC access from typical home Wi-Fi and broadband setup
Notebook PC access from hotel fixed line services
Browser access from a public machine (e.g. internet cafe, hotel business centre)
BlackBerry on cellular
Symbian devices (for data access) over cellular
Windows Mobile devices (for data access) on cellular
Windows Mobile devices for data access over Wi-Fi hotspots
Skype calls to/from Wi-Fi hotspots
Other option important to you
Other option important to you

Are you aware of any actual security incidents caused by of any of the following in the past 12 months within your organisation?

  Yes Not to my knowledge Don't use Brief description if yes
Voice calls to and from a cellular handset
Notebook PC access over Wi-Fi hotspots
Notebook PC access over cellular (GPRS/3G/HSDPA)
Notebook PC access from typical home Wi-Fi and broadband setup
Notebook PC access from hotel fixed line services
Browser access from a public machine (e.g. internet cafe, hotel business centre)
BlackBerry on cellular
Symbian devices (for data access) over cellular
Windows Mobile devices (for data access) on cellular
Windows Mobile devices for data access over Wi-Fi hotspots
Skype calls to/from Wi-Fi hotspots
Other option important to you
Other option important to you

Are you?

Other :

Do you work for?

Other:

Where are you based?

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