Are firms 'such as Apple' to blame for BYOD security headaches?

You can’t swing a cat at the moment without hitting someone saying something about bring your own device (BYOD), and this week is no different, with a UK tech security firm casting a doubting shadow over BYOD’s cost-saving and security credentials.

UK security and identity management specialist Lieberman Software has laid the blame for sleepless nights and bitten nails of IT managers everywhere squarely at the feet of consumer device manufacturers.  

The firm suggested that over two thirds of...

By Matthew Henkes, 09 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, iOS, Security.

What's behind Apple's bid for security specialist AuthenTec?

By Adrian Drury, Practice Leader, Consumer Impact Technology & Integrated Media Team, Ovum.

Apple has made a bid to acquire AuthenTec, a mobile encryption and security specialist. This acquisition is notable not just because Apple finds it notoriously difficult to spend its growing cash pile, but also because AuthenTec inked a deal in July to provide its fingerprint authentication and VPN technology for Samsung Android devices destined for the enterprise.

While this deal will give Apple technology assets...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 08 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: iOS, Security.

Are your users taking simple mobile security precautions?

Today, mobile security breaches such as mobile cyber attacks are on the rise due to increased mobile penetration rates and increasing popularity of mobile devices. Mobile security is thus a necessity for every mobile user who wants to safeguard their privacy.

Protect Your Mobile

Every day, more users are using mobile devices to access corporate services, check corporate data, and conduct business and many of these devices are not controlled by the administrator, meaning that the data is not subject to Data...

By ., 02 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Security.

Apple boosts mobile enterprise security with AuthenTec acquisition

Would your mobile enterprise security manager be more happy working with iOS devices if they included a fingerprint authentication feature?

Future generations of Apple products may include hi-tech security verification systems like fingerprint readers, following the company’s likely acquisition of mobile security specialist AuthenTec.

The Florida-based firm, which offers a number of high-tech security solutions for phones and computers, already counts technology giants like Samsung, HP and Dell among...

By Matthew Henkes, 01 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: iOS, Security.