Following the leak of a classified slide deck by an NSA contractor this past June, the agency’s previously secretive PRISM program entered the public spotlight and inspired vigorous debate over its legality and overall implications for individual privacy.Read More
The advent of software-as-a-service (SaaS) has changed how enterprises approach their IT operations, with many departments now regarding server infrastructure management, maintenance and vigilant security monitoring as tasks properly assigned to their cloud providers.
The jailbreaking of Apple iOS devices has been around as long as the devices themselves, but IT managers are still underestimating the scale of the issue and the security risks it represents for corporate data and networks. The latest jailbreak for iOS 6.1, released on 4 February, was downloaded by a whopping 5 million users…Read More
Post based on my conversation with Zoe Sands, Head of Digital Marketing at Juniper Networks. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting with Cesare Garlati, Vice President, Mobile Security at Trend Micro. It was an enlightening and informative meeting; he is a security veteran with vast experience in mobility, his chosen…Read More
One of the less understood aspects of Consumerization is its financial impact on the business. Studies* show that an increasing number of organizations allow their employees to use personal devices to connect to corporate networks and data for work related activities – the so called Bring Your Own Device phenomenon. However, a new research** commissioned…Read More
Executives and IT leaders are struggling to understand the true costs and benefits of IT consumerization and it’s not difficult to see why. Even a cursory Google search on the subject throws up as many questions as it does conflicting answers. The reason is that no comprehensive research has been conducted into the financial impact…Read More
IT strategists and commentators alike have been talking about the cost impacts and benefits of the Consumerization of IT for years. However, no-one seems to agree on what’s actually going on out there from a financial perspective. Why? Because no one has managed to formulate an effective framework for measuring the financial impact of consumer-grade…Read More
The consumerization of IT is a trend even the most parochial IT manager has surely heard of by now. It’s sweeping through enterprises across the planet with no regard for legacy, tradition or order and can be seen as either the most exciting or terrifying thing to happen to IT in the past decade, depending…Read More
The United States Mint had a cloud computing solution for ecommerce they were interested in implementing, but they wanted to make sure they understood the security from the provider before they made anything final.
Post based on my interview with Jeanne Friedman, content manager for RSA Conference. In the mobile space the BYOD trend is becoming a minefield for IT administrators. Many companies have experienced a data breach as a result of an employee owned device accessing the corporate network. When the stakes are this high, corporate IT needs…Read More