In a recent interview with SC Magazine, Bloomberg's head of IT security names "data loss" as the biggest concern regarding mobile devices in the enterprise.

Data loss events, especially ones which require an organization to notify the public, are expensive. Financial costs -- along with reputation damage -- can potentially destroy an organization.

 

With technology budgets coming under increased scrutiny during the economic slowdown, Mr. Lucca also discusses how to win a bigger share of the budget for mobile device security:

You have to position security as an enabler to the business.  If there is a perceived value in mobile productivity, your job is to enable the business to do so in a secure manner.

 

Central management of mobile devices also helps to justify the upfront investment.  Increased control can provide lower cost of ownership in the long run, in addition to improved security and accountability.

Written by Kanguru — October 31, 2012

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