The UK Ministry of Defence has declared the iPod a security risk, due to its high storage capacity and ability to transfer data quickly.
The story also states that numerous corporations are considering banning the devices from the workplace due to “security concerns.” Am I the only one who thinks this is completely wrong-headed? What’s next? Removing the photocopiers and scanners? Banning cellphones with built-in cameras?
Security is not about technology. It’s about having a system of trust with your employees. Banning their music players will only erode that trust further, in my opinion.