Based on their findings, Ponemon and Websense made recommendations for organizations grappling with the mobility boom.
First, they said, be sure to understand the risk that mobile devices create in the workplace and to gauge just how serious it is by conducting frequent risk assessments. Educating employees about the importance of safeguarding their devices can also go a long way, they said.
Creating a mobile device corporate policy is always a good idea -- but it’s only efficient when enforced. So remember to not only launch a corporate policy, but to actively ensure it’s being followed. Leveraging mobile device management solutions, security access controls, and even cloud services can help keep confidential data out of the hands of unauthorized viewers, so be sure to take advantage of what’s out there. Of course, a boost in demand for cloud and security services is always good news for the channel, too.