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3 Mobile Security Threats A BYOD Strategy Should Prepare For

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As government works to keep up with the mobile revolution, more applications are becoming available on personal devices. Several agencies offer BYOD policies, while others are enabling mobile transactions for citizen services.

Though these programs present agencies with an opportunity to simplify transactions and potentially decrease costs, they may also make the agency vulnerable to security breaches. One of the biggest threats is social engineering, a process by which an adversary tricks the user into offering up information or access rights.

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