Source: Security Now
12 Jun 2018

Mobile devices have become essential in the modern work environment and represent a significant security headache for IT departments that are trying to make them safer while still allowing employees to use them to do their jobs.

It’s a concern that has plagued most businesses since the rise of BYOD (bring-your-own-device) a decade ago.

Somewhere along the security spectrum of locking down all devices and taking a hands-off approach is the sweet spot that allows for an increasingly mobile workforce while protecting the company’s network and data. Finding that balance is the challenge, according to the Information Security Forum (ISF). (See Smartphones Remain the Most Vulnerable of Endpoints.)

In a report, Securing Mobile Apps: Embracing Mobile, Balancing Control, ISF outlines the challenges that come with employees downloading and using mobile apps and steps businesses can take to find a manageable middle ground. It’s something that needs to be done, according to Steve Durbin, managing director of ISF, because there’s no turning the clock back.

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