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!
Whether you’re an avid “From the Orchard” reader or simply view our blog from time to time, it’s likely you’ve noticed that we do our best to keep you out in front of major security threats and aware of ways to help combat them in your organization. While it’s probably no surprise that corporate-provided and BYOD (bring your own device) mobile assets pose a substantial risk to your company data, it’s important to understand that a balance between technology solutions and human solutions is the best way to protect your organization from harm.
As a company committed to helping other organizations understand, implement and benefit from the value of enterprise mobility management (EMM), we continue to stay on top of industry trends and how they affect our clients and prospects. Recently, International Data Corporation (IDC) released a report titled Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares, 2015: Consolidation of Vendors and Market Share Changes the Landscape. The findings underscore the shift in the marketplace toward AirWatch by VMware, something we’re working with clients to do every day.
Long before computers and digital-based data sharing, information security was a critical priority for mankind. These days, though the means by which we access information continue to constantly evolve, this priority still remains at the top of the list for individuals and companies alike. The threats we face are also changing, and therefore we must be cognizant of how to combine the right hardware, software and human action that is needed to protect our businesses without hampering employee productivity.