HOW TO: Implement an Effective BYOD Policy. Companies have accepted that BYOD is a reality. The challenge now is striking a balance between security and flexibility. Concerns around BYOD once revolved around security with third-party services, but that’s getting easier to manage, says Fred Mouawad, founder and CEO of TaskWorld, a company focused on employee performance and management. Now businesses are finding it more difficult to govern BYOD policies internally. Read more
BACKLASH: If BYOD Costs You Too Much, You’re Doing It Wrong — Or Making Up An Excuse to Regain Mobile Control. Recent research shows a clear picture: IT organizations are increasingly unhappy about BYOD and now want to curtail or end the practice. Their stated concern: The costs are too high and the savings too low. But those concerns are misguided and likely masking a secret agenda to regain control over mobile devices, not to save money. Face it: BYOD was never popular with IT. Find out more
CLOUD: Why Preparation is Key to Securing Your Cloud Migration. The benefits of big data and BYOD are real. And with so many businesses looking to migrate their data to the cloud, they want to make sure everything arrives safely and intact. After all, much of this data contains sensitive and proprietary information, and the prospect of moving it from the safety of the corporate firewall to a cloud environment is cause for concern. Find out more
FEDERAL GOVT: Federal BYOD: The Mobile Security Conundrum. There are currently more than 7.7 billion mobile connections around the world. Thanks to the Internet of Things, it is predicted that the number of connected devices will reach an astounding 20.8 billion by 2020. With the average number of mobile devices owned per person currently estimated at 3.64, those devices are becoming necessary equipment for today’s workers. Read the rest
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.