Dealing with the disaster of a lost BYOD device

What should the reaction be if an employee loses a device? Enterprise AppsTech spoke to Fiberlink's Jonathan Dale to find out.

It’s the sort of thing which could make a CEO wake up at night in a cold sweat: an employee’s device which has been lost and is full of sensitive company information could be picked up by anybody.

But the situation needn’t be so bad.

Recent UK-based research from Sophos has revealed that one in...

By James Bourne, 08 November 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Keeping Windows Phone 8 secure in the enterprise

With the release of Windows Phone 8 last week, Microsoft attempts to ride the crest of a wave alongside the Windows 8 OS launch.

For leading mobile device management (MDM) providers however, they were falling over themselves to announce their support and get their security software in place.

It’s understandable, particularly as many believe there is potential for Windows Phone 8. But why?

According to AirWatch, WP8 is a ‘game changer’ in enterprise...

By James Bourne, 07 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Microsoft, Security.

How can BYOD be a security risk to your organisation?

IT consultant defines the difficulties and solutions to problems of BYOD and why he believes it’s ‘bring your own disaster’ for IT, but how does it compare to other surveys?

James Easton, pre-sales consultant at Real Status, agrees with the view that BYOD, for all its positives in employee happiness and consumerisation of mobility, has the potential to be a security nightmare.

According to Easton, one of the major worries for BYOD adoption is “jumping the perimeter”.

In other...

By James Bourne, 30 October 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

One in three people has lost a device, claims Sophos

36% of respondents had lost an electronic device in a public place, with many of those potentially containing sensitive company data – is this surely bad news for anyone hoping to implement a BYOD policy?

A recent study, conducted by TNS Omnibus on behalf of security firm Sophos, has revealed that 36% of respondents had lost a device in a public place, and of those, 42% had no active security measures.

The UK-based survey, of 1008 consumers between the ages of 16-64, revealed that work email addresses...

By James Bourne, 24 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

What are your security concerns for the coming year?

The big security themes for 2012 were mobile device and application protection, lack of cloud-based security, data-loss prevention, and the need for Big Data management. If advanced protection requirements and increasing compliance demands are added to the equation, most of these issues will continue to retain a strong influence over proceedings during 2013 and beyond. The thing that is changing is what security professionals believe about the way in which these issues should be addressed.

There is an urgent...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 23 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, BYOD, Cloud , Security.

RIM’s enterprise developer roadshow is on its way

Research in Motion is holding a series of enterprise developer workshops across the globe in order to give some momentum to BB10 in the build up to the system’s release.

Starting tomorrow (October 23) in Toronto and London, there will be 11 workshops in total across three continents, each giving an insight at the demands faced by enterprise developers and unveil a variety of security tools, such as accessing intranets, databases and other in-house data.

The full list of...

By James Bourne, 22 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Kaspersky research shows BYOD security problems

A recent piece of research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that BYOD leaves big security risks for enterprises, although companies are in the main happy to proceed.

Given Kaspersky’s stock in trade as security providers, this result is hardly surprising but the statistics make for interesting reading.

The research, which was carried out in July and spoke to 3,300 senior IT...

By James Bourne, 12 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

New research finds fault with BYOD for SME security

A new research paper from Osterman Research sponsored by Trend Micro has shown that, for small businesses, security issues continue to be a major problem.

The blame is firmly shifted to BYOD in terms of breeding malware.

“The BYOD trend of employees using personal mobile devices and laptops for work is accelerating the problem by introducing devices with an even greater likelihood of introducing malware into a...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Employees, Security.

BYOD research again exposes security fears

A new joint study from KnowBe4 and ITIC (Information Technology Intelligence Consulting) has revealed that nearly three quarters of businesses which approve of BYOD have nothing specific in place to ensure security.

Specifically, 71% of BYOD-friendly corporations polled had no specific procedures in place to support BYOD development, which is an extremely worrying statistic.

The research, which surveyed 550 companies globally throughout July and August, was described as a “wake-up call” by ITIC...

By James Bourne, 07 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

LANDesk research reveals MDM security concerns

VP EMEA warns that IT heads will look “worse than ridiculous” if this trend continues

UK-based research from security providers LANDesk Software has revealed an arguably worrying trend in terms of managing devices in the workplace.

The figures, thankfully, look better for company-owned devices than for personal devices, but it’s not all plain sailing if the LANDesk research is anything to go by.

According to the report, interviewing over 200 UK IT professionals, 80% of companies surveyed...

By James Bourne, 04 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.