If you’re a CIO, you’re likely most anxious about the proliferation of mobile devices used by the staff within your business. Employees with their own mobile phones and tablets are potential security risks in the next five years, because really – how do you secure devices that are not controlled by IT?
Before implementing a mobile security solution to protect business data, a business owner must conduct an audit to assess its business processes and culture. This provides a clear direction for owners and specialists alike, and would very often uncover hidden roadblocks at the implementation stage.
The digital workplace has evolved. It is no longer a place, but a space that’s wide, fluid and free. Today’s employees have become used to working across multiple devices, transferring files between personal and professional worlds.
Since its discovery on Friday May 12, the WannaCry ransomware attack has continued to spread. According to European authorities, it has hit over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in over 150 countries. Although steps have been taken to slow the spread of this malware, new variations are surfacing. Jonathan Care, research director at Gartner, outlined steps that cybersecurity professionals must take immediately.
Our offices now take the form of a mobile phone – we’re all constantly on our devices, working as we travel across far-flung locations away from our physical offices.
As the CEO of your company, have you ever devised any plans to prevent or reduce the number of company data that leaves your office in the form of storage inside your employees’ smartphones and other mobile devices?
An ideal mobile security solution empowers the productivity of your team while preserving the security of your company data. Think of it like being in a gold-class lane at a movie ticketing line, where you are not slowed down, where you can conveniently pay and get to your movie theatre with ease.
In the early days of business computing, companies used firewalls, VPNs, data leak prevention, or web content filtering to keep data within the four walls of the office.