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Sid Vandervinne

Recent Posts by Sid Vandervinne:

EMM is more than just MDM.  Mobility management for modern enterprises.

As mobility permeates all aspects of business processes and transforms how companies operate, many firms are still playing catch-up in terms of updating their IT infrastructure to empower mobile users. With the mobile landscape becoming more complex and less secure, IT teams need to take control of devices as well as the business-related applications, content, and data living on them. In modern workplaces, core enterprise mobility management (EMM) components are now essential for providing this control.

Topics: Lifecycle

Big gap in mobile cybersecurity starting to hurt more firms

As the number of mobile cybersecurity incidents continues to increase, it’s clear many organisations are failing to protect their mobile assets, even though mobile devices are prone (and potentially more vulnerable) to many of the same attacks as other devices. In fact, mobile users are magnets for phishing attacks, malicious apps and rogue wireless hotspots.

Topics: Security

Big price to pay for lax enterprise data security

In February, when the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released its final report on Notifiable Data Breaches for 2018, it revealed a frightening sense of déjà vu. After almost a full year of reported breaches, it found enterprise data security in Australian businesses is still seriously wanting. In the last quarter of 2018, the number of data breaches suffered by Australian companies jumped 7% to 262, with malicious criminal attacks, human error, and system faults leading the way.

Topics: Security

Learn from Australian Government hack: secure enterprise data now

Wasn’t it Einstein who figured insanity is doing the same thing over again, and expecting different results? For professionals tasked to secure enterprise data, it’s beyond time to start doing things differently. At a minimum, you need to bolster your cyber defences.

News recently that Australia’s political parties had been hacked by a “sophisticated state actor” should cause every business concern.

Topics: Security

Firms still lacking in mobile data security

It’s no secret that mobile users are more likely to fall victim of phishing scams than users on desktop. That’s because most people have their mobile phones on them just about all the time, and are less likely to scrutinize messages sent through text or social media. Somehow, people are not as suspicious of short texts as they are of emails, and can be more ambivalent about mobile data security.

Topics: Security