A BYOD environment can be plagued with many security complexities, providing IT security managers with challenges and hurdles to jump over. Integrating data loss prevention (DLP) into a BYOD environment certainly falls into the challenging category. It is crucial for IT security managers to allow employees access to corporate data on mobile devices, but to also keep that data secure. Finding that balance is not easy.
In this podcast, Kevin Beaver explores essential questions and considerations about DLP technology as it relates to the BYOD movement in businesses. Beaver offers his expertise when it comes to concern for DLP for mobile computing, and explains why traditional MDM solutions are no longer enough to keep your data secure. Additionally, Beaver discusses various pitfalls he sees in organizations with DLP and BYOD including not knowing where to get started and the fear of addressing security controls on executive mobile devices. Beaver then touches upon what technologies compliment DLP in the mobile realm, such as antimalware and encryption.
This podcast closes with Beaver’s advice on the best way to ensure DLP success in the context of BYOD. It comes down to having the right people on board and keeping them in the loop. It is important to demonstrate what these controls are contributing to the business and how it will continue to do so for the future.