The need for mobile device management and hard disk encryption managed services
Ever leave your smartphone, tablet or laptop alone on a table in a coffee shop...just for a second? It can happen anytime, anywhere. With more and more of your business, your information, and your life available in a digital file, the need for easy-to-implement mobile device management and hard disk encryption is greater than ever. Consider these recent cases:
A global coffee chain alerts 97,000 partners that their personal information was compromised when a corporate laptop computer was stolen from an employee's home.
A scientist working for a research company downloads roughly 15 times more data than the second-most-active user and promptly submits his resignation. The value of the stolen downloaded data was roughly 400 million US dollars.
A US government agency discovers that an external hard drive containing personnel data is missing from a controlled area. Missing data affects all personnel hired over the course of two and a half years.
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Preventing Online Identity Theft Using Advanced Mobile Device Management and Encryption: Redefining Identity Theft Protection
Whether an organization or an individual, identity theft spells a long, expensive, and complex recovery process. The increasing prevalence of smartphones and tablets and other ultra-mobile computing devices means even more problems in the future. However, online identity theft can be prevented with encryption software and advanced password protection.
Advanced Mobile Device Management and Full Disk Encryption: A Necessity for Financial Services Business of Any Size
BYOD initiatives deliver around-the-clock productivity and better work satisfaction to those working in the busy financial services sector -- from the solo accounting professional to the midsize accounting firm to world’s largest corporation, from CPAs to CFPs to credit counselors. However, mobile computing also brings with it data security challenges that can quickly spiral out of control. And although the large data breaches at the most recognizable companies receive the most publicity, small companies and solo offices, which are even more vulnerable because they don't have dedicated IT specialists, are increasingly victims.
Advanced Mobile Device Management and Full Disk Encryption: A Necessity for Financial Services Enterprises
Portable computing has always invited data security challenges to financial enterprises. The increasingly popular BYOD trend, however, makes it even more challenging to comply with regulations such as SOX, GBLA and PCI, as well as a multitude of state laws that increasingly focus on customer privacy and electronic data security. These also increasingly include financial penalties which can incur significant costs. However, the intangible costs associated with a data breach can be even more expensive.
The Need for Advanced Mobile Device Management and Full Disk Encryption in Healthcare
Mobile computing shows most promise in the healthcare sector. However, BYOD is adding an extra layer of challenges to an already complex data security environment. Protecting sensitive data in the healthcare industry has never been as challenging as it is today.
Not only must healthcare providers comply with HIPAA and HITECH regulations concerning patient privacy and electronic data security, they must also guard against identity theft as well more complex scenarios of insurance data theft, medical identity theft and the adulteration of health records.
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