Who is putting security at risk? It might be your CXOs…

A new report from MobileIron, “Trouble at the Top,” is eye-popping, although perhaps not surprising to IT professionals. In fact, it might provide very helpful data in making your case for security policies within your organization.

Between February and March 2020 Vanson Bourne interviewed 300 enterprise IT decision-makers and 50 C-level executives in Europe, UK, and the US regarding their organizations’ mobile security protocols.

C-Suite executives are highly targeted for cybersecurity attacks, including phishing.

Yet “76% of C-level executives admitted to requesting to bypass one or more of their organization’s security protocols” during the last year, per the findings.

In a note of irony for IT professionals, “Almost three in four (72%) IT decision-makers also claimed the C-suite is the most likely to forget or need help with resetting their passwords,” writes ZDNet, quoting from the MobileIron study.

MobileIron’s overall point is that employees need the right tools to be secure and productive at the same time. Or, as we would say, security measures cannot afford to impair usability or people will conjure up a way around them.

There is much more in the study. You can register for the download of MobileIron’s “Trouble at the Top” report here.

-Maureen

Join our ILTA Roadshow in Washington, DC, Sept. 13th – Mobile Helix

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Mobile Apps – User Experience and Security

Can your lawyers work with iManage®, NetDocuments, SharePoint and the firm intranet from smartphones and tablets? Mobility for lawyers lives at the challenging crossroads of ease-of-use and security. We’ll look at top solutions used in legal today, covering topics including:

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Join our ILTA Roadshow in Baltimore, Sept. 14th – Mobile Helix

ILTA Baltimore Roadshow 2016

Mobile Apps – User Experience and Security

Can your lawyers work with iManage®, NetDocuments, SharePoint and the firm intranet from smartphones and tablets? Mobility for lawyers lives at the challenging crossroads of ease-of-use and security. We’ll look at top solutions used in legal today, covering topics including:

  • Trade-offs of mobile device management, secure container apps, virtual desktop infrastructure, virtual private network and browser access to SaaS applications
  • Top mobile workflows for lawyers (open an NRL file, check-in a doc to DMS, edit)
  • Demo of secure container mobile app designed for lawyers

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Location

Gallagher, Evelius & Jones, LLP
218 N. Charles Street, Suite 400
Baltimore, MD 21201

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The FBI Cracks the iPhone – What Can Legal IT Do? From Mobile Helix CEO

By Seth Hallem, Mobile Helix CEO and co-founder

LegalIT Insider logoOn March 28th, the Department of Justice confirmed that it had successfully unlocked the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5C without Apple’s assistance. On that same day, the US government moved to vacate a California court order that had attempted to force Apple to assist in the decryption of the device. While the legal maneuverings are fascinating in their own right, the conclusion leads to an even more fascinating technology discussion – how did the FBI crack the iPhone, and what are the implications of this successful hack? Continue reading

ILTA 2016 Roadshow – Mobile Apps

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We’re headed to Philadelphia and Cleveland with an ILTA lunchtime session on:

Mobile Apps – The Balance Between User Experience and Security

Meet with other Legal IT professionals in your city and learn more about mobile apps for legal teams.

Our next cities:

Philadelphia, Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, hosted by Morgan Lewis. Details and register for Philadelphia here. 

Cleveland, Thursday, Feb. 4th, hosted by Reminger. Details and register for Cleveland here.  Continue reading

Working While Mobile

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Mobility in the enterprise has taken off and it’s headed in only one direction. I’ve read the hand-wringing in the press about the lagging adoption of enterprise mobility. I suppose that it makes for provocative headlines. But that’s not what we are experiencing in our business as an enterprise mobility solutions provider. We see professional services organizations moving forward with requirements, timelines, and budget.

They can’t wait any longer. The business demands it.

Beyond Email, At Last

For years the concern has been that enterprise mobility had not moved beyond Email, Contacts, and Calendar. Fortunately, a couple of leading enterprise software companies have shared their real-world data and colorful charts. Let’s take a look at the data.

Good Technology’s “Mobility Index Report” for Q2 2015 shows that their typical customer has deployed 3.43 apps in addition to Email.

Good Technology Apps Beyond Email Q2 2015

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Doubling Down on ILTACON 2015

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Isn’t this a fantastic photo of Caesars – when it was smack in the middle of the desert?

ILTACON 2015 kicks off at the modern day Caesars Palace on August 30th. The technical content is invaluable and the people are fantastic. Peer-to-peer sharing of successes and networking with like-minded techies are the hallmarks of ILTACON.

If you use DMS including NetDocuments, or SharePoint, mark our session on Wednesday, 3:30 PM, in your conference app and join us:

“DMS & SharePoint – Mobile Productivity is Easier than You Think.”

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Email is Alive & Kicking

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Ah, email. Can’t live with it; can’t live without it. If, like me, you work with clients and people outside of your company, email is probably your lifeline.

At the same time, many of us are inundated with email. The Inbox is so overwhelming that people turn to chat to rise above the noise. Thus the debate as to whether email is dead.

Email Productivity Curve

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