Enterprise mobility fears keeping CIOs awake at night

The topic of mobility and mobile is everywhere these days, not just in our homes but in our offices and boardrooms too. Some great statistics, recently released by [x]cube labs, suggest that as many as 73% of the global enterprise workforce are mobile workers. This may sound a little high even fantastical but they split the workers into groupings of users which included “wannabes” or those who are not actually mobile but want the technology that goes...

By David Akka, 29 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Mobile, Security.

DSD in Australia offers advice for CIOs thinking of BYOD

The Australian Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) has released a document advising senior managers how to best implement a BYOD policy.

Given the DSD has a mission statement of “reveal their secrets, protect our own”, it’s hardly surprising that the note errs on the side of caution when considering personal devices in the workplace.

“Importantly, there will always be residual risk in a BYOD scenario”, the document warns.

So what are the big takeaways from the DSD’s release?...

By James Bourne, 26 November 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

How apps change the way the military operates in the field

What role can apps play in defence strategy? Kevin Deal, Vice President, Aerospace & Defence, IFS North America, examines how mobile technology is being used in defence – and its potential for the future.

It is difficult to believe that the idea of a hand-held mobile phone was an alien concept only a few short decades ago.

From brick-sized analogue devices to wafer thin smartphones with processing capabilities comparable to those of laptops, new technology is constantly pushing the...

By Kevin Deal, 22 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Security.

Don't look below for the application threats to your network

Graduates, first jobbers and those in the early stages of their career are often the first to find the finger pointed at them from on high when threats are identified on the corporate network.

As the face of ‘Generation Y’, they’re seen as the digital natives who disregard the potential for threats, damage and data leakage, and the IT department keeps a watchful eye on their behaviour.

However, research from Easynet has unearthed startling figures that show the IT Director need not be...

By Justin Fielder, 21 November 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Security.

Webroot: Mobile workplace threats are "real and costly"

According to research from Webroot, more than four in five security executives think that mobile devices make for a “high security risk within the corporate environment”.

The research, which spoke to over 700 mobile and endpoint security execs in the USA, UK and Australia, attempted to examine the challenges IT was facing with the proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace.

The key highlights of the report include:

  • 52% of respondents didn’t have mobile security currently implemented
  • Three out of five companies need increased IT...

By James Bourne, 15 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Mobile, Security.

Nucleus predicts BYOD to be a thing of the past by 2013

According to a research note from Nucleus, the concept of BYOD could be dead in the water by the end of 2013 as enterprise finance execs try to balance the books.

The full note reads: “The hype behind BYOD is that it is cheaper and drives more productivity than traditional corporate-procured mobility.

“However, the reality is that the support costs, compliance risks, and usage reimbursement typically lead to a higher total cost of ownership with no discernable return on investment or productivity...

By James Bourne, 14 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

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.