For some time now, many security experts have argued that rather than focus efforts on locking down endpoints, the focus needs to be on keeping the data itself secure. Just last week, we covered a number of the findings from the Human Behavior and Security Culture workshop, held by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Those at the workshop discussed a Hotel California strategy to data protection — enabling data to be checked out, but to never leave a prescribed area.
It turns out that a team of researchers, underwritten by Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, believes they’ve found a way to do just that. They’ve modified Google’s Androidoperating system to add additional security features so that when devices leave a certain area, there is control on what applications can run, and sensitive data is wiped clean.
via Network World, continued here.