Tag Archives: mobility

Leveraging Consumerization Concepts to Combat Security Threats

February 15, 2012 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Let me be clear right up front. Yes, cybersecurity threats are real. Yes, they are growing in volume and in sophistication. And, yes,  they are the root of the problem. BUT, one of the underlying frustrations I have with the cyber-threat situation is that, in general, many organizations remain anything but creative and strategic when [Read More...]

Easier, Better Identities on the Horizon

January 17, 2012 by Jon Callas     2 Comments

Blogmaster Note: This was originally posted on January 17,  2012 to AVISIAN’s NFC News site . One of the most exciting things that will happen in the next year or two is the confluence of a few major trends. It’s exciting because, together, they promise to make security and identity better and more manageable than [Read More...]

Filed Under: Identity Assurance, Mobility Tagged With: Apple, BYOD, iOS

Near-Field Communication (NFC): Introduction

October 31, 2011 by David Mahdi     No Comments
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC By now, most consumers are enjoying the benefits of mobile devices. Or, for a select few, they’re pulling their hair out trying to manage an untold number of mobile devices in an enterprise network. Either way, I think we all agree that [Read More...]

Filed Under: Mobility Tagged With: mobility, NFC

Finally – I can bring my iPad to work!

June 1, 2011 by Scott Perry     No Comments

I’m going to throw a bunch of statistics at you, because I think statistics provide instant street-cred (at least until you drill below the surface a little bit) and, by extension, I think that marketing people sometimes need some street cred. So here we go:

  • 21% of companies have no restrictions on the use of personal devices – while 58% have lightweight policies and only 20% have stringent guideline – this I got from a USA Today article;
  • 40% of organizations responding to a recent McAfee survey reported mobile devices lost or stolen often involve the loss of critical business data
  • More than 50% of large enterprises expect to purchase tablets for employees over the next year – from Morgan Stanley
  • 50% of firms have embraced a mobile platform strategy
  • 60% of firms provide some support to personal devices (Forrester Fall 2010)
  • 56% of enterprises allow personally owned smart phones to access company resources
  • 16% of CIOs and IT leaders see mobility as a critical priority and 46% see it as a high priority (Forrester September 2010)
  • 75% of organizations deploy mobile applications to increase worker productivity, and 65% to increase worker responsiveness
  • 61% of enterprises will deploy 2FA mobile devices to their executives within 12 months, 59% to field service employees and 58% to their sales force (Forrester Technology Adoption Profile commissioned for Entrust)
Filed Under: Identity Assurance, Mobility Tagged With: mobility

Online Fraud When Justin Bieber was 5!

April 11, 2011 by Scott Perry     No Comments

This was an article that I hit upon a month ago that I thought was kind of interesting: Bank Systems & Technology, “Though Hairstyles May Change, Online Banking Fraud Remains the Same.” To be honest, I was initially drawn to the reference to hair styles, since many of my friends and colleagues regularly tease me [Read More...]