Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Mobile

2/3/2014
02:35 PM
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas
Commentary
Connect Directly
Twitter
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Infographic: Mobile Security Run Amok

Where is your organization in the battle over mobile device management and security?

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the world's first mobile malware, Cabir. In the decade since, the incidents of mobile malware have increased dramatically. Yet, according to InformationWeek's 2013 enterprise security survey, the majority of security pros still don't have a clue about what devices are accessing their networks.

Where is your organization in the battle over mobile device management and security? Check out the graphical depiction of the research below, then let's chat in the comments about the challenges you face.

Marilyn has been covering technology for business, government, and consumer audiences for over 20 years. Prior to joining UBM, Marilyn worked for nine years as editorial director at TechTarget Inc., where she launched six Websites for IT managers and administrators supporting ... View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
2/10/2014 | 8:45:13 AM
Re: No Clue? The 45 percent-- encryption
The data point about encryption is kind of misleading. If 13 percent of respondents say they don't enforce encryption on mobile devices, that means 87 percent do. That seems to me like a pretty good statistic.
IMjustinkern
50%
50%
IMjustinkern,
User Rank: Strategist
2/7/2014 | 4:03:27 PM
Re: No Clue? The 45 percent
The encryption portion of this is the most astounding part to me ... We've had encryption for email for how long, but it seems too alien a process when the device is in the palm of our hand. Easy encryption on mobile devices lets people use their devices (that they're using anyway) and keeps IT managers from stabbing themselves in the eyes.
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
2/6/2014 | 8:04:20 AM
Re: dirty words
Paul -- Why do you think MDM is so underutilized? Cost, effectiveness, technology issues, users?
PaulS681
50%
50%
PaulS681,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/5/2014 | 8:23:09 PM
dirty words
MDM seems to be dirty words to IT. Mobile devices have been around for some time now and security is still a big issue. Companies adopt BYOD in some form but have no means to manage it correctly.
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
2/5/2014 | 1:43:57 PM
Re: Mobility fallout -- encryption
If 13 percent don't enforce encryption on mobile devices using my massive abilities in arithmetic, that means 87 percent of enterprises do enforce encryption. I guess that puts you in the majority, Li.  

 
Li Tan
50%
50%
Li Tan,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/4/2014 | 7:55:07 PM
Re: Mobility fallout -- encryption
Marilyn, this is not a suprise to me. People are eager to get email access, etc. working on their mobile device. As long as it works, they will not bother to enforce the security rules. I think the best approach for the enterprise would be configuring the system so that no unencrypted/unprotected access is allowed.
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
2/4/2014 | 11:57:18 AM
Mobility fallout -- encryption
Anyone surprised that 13 percent of respondents don't enforce encryption on mobile devices that contain enterprise data? 
PeteJW
50%
50%
PeteJW,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/4/2014 | 7:43:10 AM
Re: No Clue? The 45 percent
Hi Marilyn - Definitely a combination - What I personally consider key is having the management flexibility in  the tools and tech to not only ensure a policy is enforced, but actually deliver the flexibility needed to guide its development -- especially if policies start off too rigid/control-centric and are being ignored.
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
2/4/2014 | 6:35:53 AM
Re: No Clue? The 45 percent
Thanks, PeterJW. What are the  "techniques you've seen that are effective in controlling BYOD. Are you speaking of policies or technologies or a combination of the two. 
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
2/4/2014 | 6:33:00 AM
Re: No Clue? The 45 percent
"The installation process is rather tedious and time-consuming. Furthermore, I do doubt its effectiveness."

That's a killer assessment, especially from someone who is tech-savvy and not your typical end-user/employee. If a tough, unenforceable BYOD policy turns off even the "believers," then mobile security has truly run amok. There must be a better way.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 4/7/2020
The Coronavirus & Cybersecurity: 3 Areas of Exploitation
Robert R. Ackerman Jr., Founder & Managing Director, Allegis Capital,  4/7/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
6 Emerging Cyber Threats That Enterprises Face in 2020
This Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at six emerging cyber threats that enterprises could face in 2020. Download your copy today!
Flash Poll
State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
Data breaches and regulations have forced organizations to pay closer attention to the security incident response function. However, security leaders may be overestimating their ability to detect and respond to security incidents. Read this report to find out more.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-20637
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in Varnish Cache before 6.0.5 LTS, 6.1.x and 6.2.x before 6.2.2, and 6.3.x before 6.3.1. It does not clear a pointer between the handling of one client request and the next request within the same connection. This sometimes causes information to be disclosed from the connecti...
CVE-2020-11650
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in iXsystems FreeNAS 11.2 and 11.3 before 11.3-U1. It allows a denial of service.
CVE-2020-11653
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in Varnish Cache before 6.0.6 LTS, 6.1.x and 6.2.x before 6.2.3, and 6.3.x before 6.3.2. It occurs when communication with a TLS termination proxy uses PROXY version 2. There can be an assertion failure and daemon restart, which causes a performance loss.
CVE-2020-2732
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
A flaw was discovered in the way that the KVM hypervisor handled instruction emulation for an L2 guest when nested virtualisation is enabled. Under some circumstances, an L2 guest may trick the L0 guest into accessing sensitive L1 resources that should be inaccessible to the L2 guest.
CVE-2020-1627
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
A vulnerability in Juniper Networks Junos OS on vMX and MX150 devices may allow an attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by sending specific packets requiring special processing in microcode that the flow cache can't handle, causing the riot forwarding daemon to crash. By continuously sending ...