Mobile Security’s Missing Link
An Article for Information Week by Denim Group’s CTO, Dan Cornell
Unsafe At Any Speed?
When you think about mobile security, do you focus mainly on the devices employees use? Or maybe you worry most about controlling what data mobile users have access to? If so, you’re not alone, judging by the popularity of mobile device management systems. Of more than 300 respondents to the InformationWeek 2013 Mobile Device Management and Security Survey, 82% are using or in the process of deploying or evaluating MDM software. We’re not saying devices and data aren’t important. That same survey shows a number of respondents consider popular mobile platforms not up to par in terms of providing effective authentication, encryption and management controls. Yet 41% of respondent companies allow mobile access to corporate file servers, and 21% say the same about HR data.