Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: Apr 13-17

BYOD leading to increasingly risky behavior among employees

► Enterprises turn to MADPs for in-house mobile apps
Mobile app development can get costly and take a fair amount of time. Hence, the market for MADP, or Mobile App Development Platforms, is booming. What makes up an MADP? Essentially a MADP is a service that allows a company to generate the mobile apps they need more quickly. Sitrion ONE in some ways could be considered a MADP, but we offer more than app development (we are an RMAD solution). Read more about Sitrion ONE here.

► 10 trickiest mobile security threats
This piece gives a very realistic view on what organizations should worry about when it comes to mobile security. Not only should companies be wary of malicious attacks, but careless end users and a lack of policy enforcement could also put your data at risk.

► BYOD leading to increasingly risky behavior among employees
Let’s talk about BYOD. Mobile security threats are very real but oftentimes data is most at risk simply because employees don’t bother adhering to security policies. MDM (Mobile Device Management) systems offer some reprieve for IT, but this sometimes isn’t enough to stop people from actively skirting device management and company-sanctioned apps. While the focus lately has been on implementing security policies, now comes the time where education of your users is most important.

► BYOD employees 'indifferent' to enterprise security
Indeed, getting employees on board with how mobile security is managed should be just as important as figuring out the technical ways to secure that data. Young workers shoulder most of the blame here, but rates of data loss across the board are still too high. #GenMobile, or the generation of young people entering the workforce and expecting to be able to access everything from their phones, is behind much of the high risk behavior present in BYOD settings.

► BYOD best practices call for mobility governance team
So what is the answer to the risky proposition that BYOD turns out to be? Limiting access (think VPN), encrypting data, and forming a mobility governance team are great places to start. Education is key as well: your employees need to understand how their devices are allowed to interact with company data.

► Which is more secure, Android or iOS? The answer isn't that simple
Hint: it’s not about relying on a particular OS for security. It’s more about having a multi-layered approach to protect your data!

Jenny Blumberg, Mobile Solutions Manager

In Jenny's years at Sitrion she has supported many products including Glassboard, widgets, various RSS readers, and the Sitrion Social mobile apps. When she’s not conquering enterprise mobile challenges, she’s snowboarding, cooking, or camping in beautiful Colorado.


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