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The Great Eight Mobile Security Issues?

Guest Blog Post By: Ryan Fahey an Information Security Professional who is currently a security researcher at the Infosec Institute.

Mobile users be warned: the malicious malware attacks once focused exclusively on PCs have been redirected at mobile devices. From loopholes in operating systems, to poor mobile app coding, to an uptick in malware attacks, we’re seeing users fall prey to a variety of security issues. While the risks seem to be growing by the moment, here are the eight most common concerns right now:

The Third Wave of Mobility – From Access to Interaction to Productivity

The early days of mobile access to corporate e-mail is littered with now-defunct platforms, including Danger, HandSpring, Palm and others. It was Research in Motion (RIM) that launched the first wave of true enterprise mobility. With its well-designed Blackberry handset, robust operating system and highly secure network, RIM revolutionized the space, for better or worse, turning the mundane task of checking e-mail into a must-do activity at dinner, social gatherings and any other time.

Printing Moving from PCs to Mobile Devices

Today’s users expect PC-like functionality from their mobile devices, including the ability to print documents. According to an October 2011 report from research firm IDC, mobile printing is the fastest growing segment in the document solutions industry and is expected to grow from 68.3 million in 2010 to 1 billion in 2015.

Secure Seattle 2013: Enable Secure and Mobile Cloud Collaboration

Rama Kolappan, Mobile Director with Accellion, recently addressed the topic of Enabling Secure and Mobile Collaboration at Secure Seattle 2013 . The 3 key messages to enterprises:

1) You are not alone; mobile productivity challenges face all types of organizations.

TIME Magazine - Mobile Editor’s Go-To Device

Ever wonder what type of toothbrush your dentist uses at home? Or how often your trusted mechanic gets the oil changed on his/her own car? Wouldn’t it be nice to know what products and practices the experts actually rely on behind the scenes?

The Case for Mobilizing SharePoint

The widespread adoption of Microsoft SharePoint, including by the majority of Fortune 500 organizations, has made it a must-have tool for many information and knowledge workers. However with the increasing use of mobile devices in the workplace, employees now expect important applications, like SharePoint, to travel with them. How does IT make that happen, while also making sure that security doesn’t take a hit?

A growing number of SMBs Embracing BYOD

Whether you are an organization with 50 employees or 50,000, finding a way to manage and secure employees’ mobile devices and access rights to corporate data is imperative. BYOD policies aren’t just for the big guys.

Accellion in Action: New Zealand Law Society

Legal Regulator’s Board Meetings Go Mobile

New Zealand Law Society plays a very important role: acting as the regulatory authority for all lawyers across the country. To make that happen, ongoing committee, planning, and board communications and meetings are a regular part of operations. Anything that can be done to make the meetings more efficient translates to less time around the meeting table and faster decision-making.

Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

Cloud-based file sharing and collaboration solutions are ripe for the picking, but what’s right for one organization might not be right for another.

Your Deleted Cloud Files Are Far From Gone

It happens every day: individuals on the go turn to free cloud file sharing services to quickly share and access files on mobile devices. The use of these free cloud services including Dropbox and Box is most often not approved by the organization.


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