Large organizations are expanding their use of mobile devices and applications. This is great news for productivity-hungry business managers, but what about the security implications of hordes of workers enjoying access to new mobile applications? ESG research confirms CISO fears – lost or stolen mobile devices with access to confidential data greatly increase the risk of a data breach. Business executives, CIOs, CISOs, and technology vendors must address this growing vulnerability with new policies, end-user training, and mobile security safeguards.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s Information Security and Networking services. With 25 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in threat and security management as well as all aspects of network security. Recently, Jon has been an active participant with cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology within the U.S. federal government. Prior to joining ESG, Jon was the founder and principal of Hype-Free Consulting. He has also held senior management positions at GiantLoop Network, Forrester Research, Epoch Systems, and EMC Corporation.
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