Today many companies are balancing the cost savings of BYOD (bring-your-own-device) and the reduced ability for the IT department to manage mobile devices. In this video interview, Andrew Hay, chief evangelist with San Francisco-based vendor CloudPassage Inc., puts the security risks of mobile devices into perspective.
Mobile device management (MDM) tools can mitigate some of these risks, and Hay lists the steps companies should take when conducting an MDM comparison. Still, Hay believes policies and procedures are the first line of defense for mobile device security. Once the policies are set, companies can look at technology to address the mobile device pain points.