These "mixed environments" will become targets, he said. And the "over-the-air" updates used for wireless will only be as secure as the wireless environment itself.
He said botnet operators will be herding wireless bots, too. "And a solar flare can take out wireless," so there will be disaster recovery issues as well.
Gartner recommends using a virtual private network or application-level security for any sensitive applications that run on wireless devices for the next three years. "Mandate a single wireless carrier if you can," Pescatore said.
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