Legacy management is everywhere. IT departments are scrambling to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology. Cloud-based services, changing employee preferences and increased cyber security threats make it impossible to succeed in the silos of the past. Companies who are surviving and thriving are doing so by transitioning to the digital workspace and adopting a modern management approach that can keep pace with current and anticipated changes.
In looking back, this year has been an interesting one for mobility. Given the amount of time the concept of data security has spent in the news cycle (Equifax breach, anyone?), it’s starting to become top of mind for a growing number of organizations. And I’m not just referring to big business. Recent research has underscored the importance of mobile security in small businesses, and opened discussions about this IT priority for some who had never previously considered themselves a target for cyber criminals. Meanwhile, leading solutions providers like VMware continue to innovate and find new ways to meet such business demands.
This week, four senators across party lines proposed the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017. The bill mandates a minimum security level for internet-connected devices that are sold to and used by the federal government. It has gained support from Mozilla, the creator of the internet browser Firefox, and the Berklett Cybersecurity Project at Harvard University, among other leaders in the cyber industry.
Back in February of last year, we issued a blog post on device location reporting, a topic that often comes up among our AirWatch users. Last week, we received the following email from a client working to troubleshoot an issue that arose when trying to configure this popular functionality.
As the mobile workforce expands and the amount of data available on the go increases, businesses beware: if you’re not making mobile security a top priority, it could come back to haunt you. The recently issued Nokia Threat Intelligence Report showed that the rate of mobile device infections rose steadily throughout 2016, peaking in October at an all-time high and increasing 63% from July through December over the first half of the year!