Mobile Devices: Innovative, Productive…and a Huge Risk Factor?

It’s hard to believe that in such a relatively short period of time, smartphones and other mobile devices, such as tablets, have become so tightly woven into both our personal and work lives. And unlike desktop or laptop computers that are usually company-owned, personally-owned mobile devices are often filled with company related apps, data, email and business functions.

From my perspective, the attitude for most organizations has been to connect the mobile devices first and figure out how to deal with managing them later. As someone whose role is to evaluate risks to an organization, it is somewhat jarring to consider that this has been the go to philosophy.

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