Mobile Security’s Missing Link

An Article for Information Week by Denim Group’s CTO, Dan Cornell

November 2012

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.

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About Dan Cornell

A globally recognized application security expert, Dan Cornell holds over 15 years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As the Chief Technology Officer and a Principal at Denim Group, Ltd., he leads the technology team to help Fortune 500 companies and government organizations integrate security throughout the development process. He is also the original creator of ThreadFix, Denim Group's industry leading application vulnerability management platform.