Originally Posted by T-Roy
All BlackBerry models meet the strict security requirements of ...other BlackBerries... so your IT dept. sounds uneducated. Infact I would recommend not using a personal BlackBerry if your company provides you with one only because they can apply IT Policies to your handheld that you cannot remove.
Strict security requirements can also include restricting the ability to send sensitive information outside the company walls.
Personal Blackberry’s are something that allows unregulated communications and can be considered a security risk.
Yes, so too do mobile phones, they are also just as risky.
In some cases the Outbox for snail mail can be a huge risk too.
An employee can simply place a document in an envelope and send it outside if mail is not closely monitored.
My guess this is one of the reasons you do not find cameras on the Blackberry's, imagine that. Click, send, Top secret exposed.
Blackberry's would be banned everywhere.
eg. Many car manufacturers will not even allow mobile phones with cameras into their factories for that reason.
So before you send your mind below the belt, measuring the tightness of your IT departments anus, think about the type of information your company might be protecting and respect their right to protect it.
Of course some IT managers are just plain Tight Arses!