Mobile Security


biometric thumb scanI have been keeping a list of what functions I want on my cell phone in the very near future. The list as of today is:

garage door opener, car alarm, remote control, drivers license, credit card, quality camera, HD recorder, audio recorder, watch, geo-targeting tool, MP3 player; with wireless headphones, alarm clock, organizer, mouse/computer and a phone. All of this with a full QWERTY keyboard and a 16×9 ratio screen.

Many of the things on the list beg the question of security. I really don’t want anyone walking around with my cell charging things to my account or stealing my car. I also happen to have recently received a new IBM ThinkPad with the fingerprint scanner which I’m finding is a very handy thing and would be even more essential on a cell phone.

I then wondered if anyone had out a put a fingerprint scanner in a cell phone; yet. And of course, they have. The Toshiba G900

This little bit of technology could really make the cell phone a tool. I looked around online and have seen that this technology has been threatening to come to the US for many years. Not sure what the hold up is but I will be the first in line to pick one up.


By Michael Myers

I'm currently the Academic Director of the Denver MBA at the Daniels College of Business. I manage the student experience and enjoy helping our students acquire the leadership skills they need for the next phase of their professional journey.

I'm also an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. Since 2010, I've developed the 2nd most collegiate-level, digital marketing courses in the United States. I teach across a wide array of programs including Executive MBA, MBA@Denver, MS Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

I'm professionally passionate about digital culture, artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience. I'm married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf.