Former cybersecurity adviser urges better protection for mobile devices

Cyber security threats to mobile devices will continue to grow if policymakers and business do not address the issue, a former top White House adviser said Tuesday.

Howard Schmidt, who served as the President Bush's cyber security adviser, said government and business needs to be "ahead of the curve" on threats facing mobile devices such as cell phones.

Schmidt argued that if action had been taken 10 years ago to address threats to the Internet there would not be as many cyber attacks on computer systems. Schmidt is now president and CEO of R&H Security.

On computer security, Schmidt said businesses must invest in security to provide confidence to consumers and protect their companies' assets. He also said computer users have a responsibility to educate themselves about the different cyber security threats and how they can protect themselves.

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