Managing IT Risk Associated with Mobile Computing Security
When BYOD was coming to fruition a few years ago, it had a sudden and deep impact on IT risk. Why? Many CISOs I spoke with at the time said it was purely a matter of scale. All of a sudden, large enterprises had thousands of additional devices on their networks and they struggled to figure out what these devices were doing and how these activities impacted organizational risk.
ESG recently published a new research report titled, The State of Mobile Computing Security, that looks at mobile computing security holistically across devices, applications, data, and IT security operations. Based upon this research, it appears to me that security issues around mobile computing have been way overstated. The ESG research indicates that mobile computing risk is really associated with:
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