As 2014 comes to an end, let’s take a look back at the success of this year’s buzzword – mobile device security.
Smartphones and tablets are now essential in the mobile workplace, but CIOs and IT security teams struggle to find the right balance between enabling access and protecting corporate information.
In the case of management and security for mobile devices, starting small is not the answer. Employees are warned constantly to implement passwords, update security software and encrypt their devices, but it simply is just not happening. The reality being it’s a real hassle. Security and mobile management is annoying and inconvenient for users.
According to InformationWeek’s 2014 Mobile Security Survey, securing company data residing on mobile devices is less important this year compared to last.
Companies are discovering there is no control over mobile devices without security, making it a necessity for mobile security in a BYOD world. It’s no longer an option to not implement proper policies. The current problems with enforcing mobile device management for security measures stems from employees feeling their devices are being “taken over” and their privacy invaded. This has put the burden on mobile device mangers and CIOs to find a happy medium between the protection of sensitive company data and the employee’s desire to use his or her device however they choose.
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What strides has your company taken for improved mobile device security?