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Implementing mobile security in the BYOD era

Implementing mobile security in the BYOD era

IT administrators are unprepared to deal with security issues that may occur as a consequence of bringing personal devices into the workplace.

The future of enterprise mobility


With 305 billion mobile app downloads expected by 2016 and 50 billion connected devices by 2020, we can expect the BYOD trend to lead to 25 apps for every device used in the enterprise in the next 2 years. What will the future of enterprise mobility look like, and how would we manage the overwhelming apps, content, devices and security?

Intel to scrap McAfee name, give away mobile security tools

Will transition to 'Intel Security' in 2014, putting space between it and John McAfee, erratic founder of the 27-year-old firm.

Good improves secure mobility platform with more control

Good Technology says Direct Connect gives companies control over how and where they route application data, giving them much more flexibility than before.

Jokes aside, some IT managers say there's no option other than BlackBerry for security

BlackBerry heavily promotes its sales to defense and security-conscious groups despite its being up for sale.

Mozilla unmasks security flaw in Persona, warns other OpenID implementers

A vulnerability found recently in an OpenID-based feature of the Mozilla Persona online identity management service prompted the company to advise Web developers to check their OpenID implementations for similar issues.

Look at risk before leaping into BYOD, report cautions

Before rushing into allowing employees to do their jobs on their personal devices, organizations need to diligently address the unique risks of that practice, cautioned a report by an international cybersecurity information organization.

When businesses push Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs into place too quickly, risk management is often neglected or rushed, leaving organizations with both unknown and unnecessary risks, the Information Security Forum reported on Tuesday.

Apple's iOS 7 patches 80 vulnerabilities

Just as Apple patched some 80 vulnerabilities in its mobile operating system this week, a new vulnerability popped up in the latest version of the software, iOS 7. The vulnerabilities patched by iOS 7 cover a wide array of undesirable behaviors -- some of them years old.

Apple's iOS 7 gives security pros a lot to like

Fingerprint reading isn't the only sign that Apple is upping the ante in mobile security. It's new operating system is full of goodies that should boost its security appeal in the enterprise.

"Before iOS 7, Apple already had a secure operating system, with many options available to enterprises to lock them down," said SilverSky CTO Andrew Jaquith.

"Only the BlackBerry had more options," Jaquith said. "With iOS 7, companies will find many of their remaining needs addressed. It's clear that Apple is listening to their enterprise customers."

Samsung fortifies enterprise security on its Android phones

Because of Android's bad-boy reputation in security circles, phones using the mobile operating system haven't been welcomed into enterprises with open arms. Samsung's trying to change that.

It announced Wednesday that it's teaming up with Lookout Mobile Security to add more protection for users of its Android mobile phones that support its Knox security technology.