Evaluation of the Alignment between the Location of Rogue Mobile Information Technology (IT) Gadgets and the Nature of Information that they DispatchJournal: International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science (IRJAES) (Vol.2, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2017-01-04
Authors : Maxwell Mago;
Page : 136-143
Keywords : Gadgets; information; mobile; network; operators; rogue; security; technology; tracking.;
Rogue mobile IT gadgets (RMITG) are mobile network handsets that are used for rogue (unorthodox) intentions such as stealing, cheating and other forms of cybercrime. Many earlier studies in mobile network security focused in other network sections, ignoring the lower layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model, especially the network gadgets. This gap has caused a grey area being formed in the establishment of the location of RMITGs. This study attempts to determine the alignment between the location of RMITGs and the nature of information that they contain, in an effort to try and address the problems caused by the RMITGs. To satisfy the explanatory and exploratory nature of the study, the researcher applied a triangulated approach, using a multi-case strategy on different classes of 50 respondents. It was established that amongst the other variables that determine the relationship between the location of RMITGs and the information that they dispatch, their tracking is most influential. The researcher recommends an establishment of a mobile IT gadgets software application that monitors and records their changing locations in real time for use as and whenever necessary. These results are likely to help in directing resource allocation amongst mobile IT network security operators for their own benefit and that of their customers.
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