Mobility means innovation and productivity. Unfortunately, mobility is its own worst enemy when it comes to security and management.
Think about this:
- 61 percent of organizations say that data theft and cybercrime are the greatest threats to their reputation.
- The average cost of a security breach is as much as $6 million for an organization, according to a report from the Ponemon Institute.
- 50 percent of organizations surveyed are not confident in their security programs.
- 22 percent of 20-29 year-olds admitted to losing a computer or mobile device that gave unrestricted access to work information to whoever found it!
- Nearly a third of twenty-somethings keep their passwords in plain sight.
“But, our company can’t afford a mobile data security plan”
Data security measures don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, but they will certainly drain your funds if your company is hit with an attack. The financial toll of a data breach is expected to grow 10 percent each year through 2016 due to new discoveries of IT vulnerabilities.
However, even certified data erasure practices have its flaws. The DoD data erasure wipe calls for a “three-pass” approach to data destruction. Some people may say “how can you wipe data too many times?” With every extra data wipe, your company’s time and resources are being depleted. Technology constantly changes, as so should data destruction policies.
HOBI International utilizes the most current standard for data erasure is NIST 800-88, which states that a single pass is all that is necessary. One pass is enough, if you do it right!
Fortune 500 companies assign on average 3.5 devices per employee and 51% of organizations have had data loss due to insecure devices. HOBI, on the other hand, has had zero data leaks in its entire company history.
Going above & beyond data security
MDM which stands for “mobile device management,” should actually stand for “mobile data management.” HOBI takes it even a step further with MLM or mobile lifecycle management.
MobileLife is a one-stop shop to manage your mobile obsessed office.
HOBI provides a full-service mobile lifecycle management program to alleviate the burden and minimize the expense of procuring, managing and disposing of enterprise mobile assets. The program maximizes the value of your corporate mobile assets, ensures complete data destruction, and provides transparent reporting for corporate and legal requirements.
HOBI’s MobileLife program includes repair service, reverse logistics solutions that ensures the disposition of corporate electronic equipment includes the planning of the physical removal from the premises, data erasure/destruction, and a disposition plan that meets the overall objectives of the corporation and maximize your mobile ROI throughout the entire lifecycle.
As an R2/RIOS and ISO 14001 certified firm, HOBI, has more than 20 years experience in IT and mobile asset management and disposition. The company’s innovative mobile lifecycle management process makes HOBI the leader in its industry. HOBI’s professionals are trained in value maximization and will set up customized mobile lifecycle management programs based on client needs.
As technology and data expand and mature, so must security and management measures. Ensure your company has proper procedures for data erasure and mobile lifecycle management.
Data security doesn’t have to mean a sledgehammer and concrete.