Last week fellow IBM Midsize blogger Jason Hannula wrote about Gartner’s prediction that by 2018 more than 50% of all folks will use their mobile computing devices in the workplace before, or instead of, using a desktop or laptop. That’s just three short years away. We already have an abundance of mobile devices being used in a wide range of industries. (more…)
Archive for the ‘mobile computing’ Category
Do you think the NSA is the biggest threat to your privacy? Certainly they are collecting a significant amount of personal data. And from the looks of it, with their new facility that may hold up to 12 exabytes (that’s 12,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) of data, they appear to be planning to continue collecting, and keeping, more data. This is an important topic, and I’ll look at in more depth in an upcoming blog post. But for now, you need to know and understand that there are many other entities that are collecting data from you and your mobile apps in the same way as NSA is slurping it up, along with several other ways. (more…)
I first started working on truly easily mobile computing device (not counting the first programmable pocket calculator, or the luggable computers that could not be hidden in your pocket) security in the workplace when the IT folks in my company at the time started bringing Psion devices to meetings somewhere around 1992 – 1993. They presented some serious information security risks to the company. If the information security risks were considered to be significant 20 years ago, now the new additional information security and privacy risks are comparatively staggering.
Where is it?
Probably the number one risk back then was the tendency to lose or misplace the device. It seemed like these little gadgets would be forgotten the moment they were laid down, despite how highly prized they were by their owners. Mobile computing devices today (more…)
When looking ahead to what may happen in this new year it is necessary to first look back. Not only to 2011, but when making plans to move forward even further back to help make the best decisions moving forward. I do a lot of reading, including many mainstream publications written for the general public. You can see a lot of trends and problems by reading about how the general public is reporting (or not) about them. I also like to read the various publications specific to information security, privacy, compliance and technology to see the backstories and guts of the problems. Looking at all such reports helps to provide a more comprehensive view necessary for making good decisions. (more…)
I’m giving a free webinar sponsored by Sophos this coming Wednesday, June 22: “10 Risk-Reducing Actions for Mobile HIPAA/HITECH Compliance.” Here is more information about it: (more…)
As demonstrated over and over again over the past several years, mobile computing devices and storage media present a huge risk to business and personal information. Because of the portability of these devices, organizations are basically entrusting the security of the information stored upon them into the hands of the people using them. It is vital that an effective mobile computing device and storage media security and privacy management program is in place.
A mobile computing device and storage media security and privacy management program should be able to answer the questions: (more…)