Hacking is a booming business, and it’s time for a disruption – CSO Online

By Mobile Helix CEO and Co-founder, Seth Hallem

Hackers are siphoning billions from the global economy each year by stealing data for profit. However, in spite of this rising threat, enterprises continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. It is time to change our assumptions and to re-think how we protect sensitive data.

Hacking is a booming business. Business has been good for several years now. Data breaches are at all-time highs. Cyber-attacks are skyrocketing, and ransomware is a growing fad. And the best news of all is that the same old tricks (see XSS, SQL Injection, SPAM ….) are still working just as well as they always have. How is it possible that a business that was estimated to cost the global economy $450 billion dollars is continuing to grow? That is a lot of money diverted to criminals in lieu of legitimate participants in our global economy.

As a wise man once said, the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result. The same could be said for the two main pillars of most organizations’ security strategies today: a strong perimeter (read firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, spam filters, VPNs, etc.), and a desktop security suite (anti-virus). Clearly this is not working, so why do we keep doubling down on more and more sophisticated and expensive variations of the same thing?

Read the entire post at CSO Online



What CISOs must learn from Bitcoin and a research team at Georgia Tech

By Seth Hallem, originally published in HelpNetSecurity, Sept. 16, 2013

It has been an eventful time in the mobile world with two recent breaking stories revealing vulnerabilities in the security infrastructure for Android and iOS respectively. While vastly different in their nature, both point to a fundamental lesson that CISOs in an increasingly mobile world cannot ignore – when it comes to encryption, read the fine print. Otherwise you may find yourself up the proverbial creek without a paddle (i.e., remediation strategy).

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Appthority: Top Blacklisted iOS & Android Apps

This brief article from Help Net Security, Top blacklisted Android and iOS apps by enterprises caught my eye this morning. The piece highlights a portion of the data from the new Appthority 3Q ’17 Enterprise Mobile Security Pulse Report, which you can download for free.

The Help Net Security article cites the apps blacklisted by enterprises for iOS and for Android, their “Risk Score” and the “Risk Driver.”  IT professionals should take note, not only of the blacklisted apps but of the associated risks.


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Mobile Helix Partners with PSPDFKit to Provide Secure PDF Annotation to the LINK App

Lawyers receive, annotate, and share documents using a single encrypted app.

Today at ILTACON 2017 you can see our new in-app annotation in LINK 3.3.



Lawyers can quickly annotate a document receive via email or a document stored in iManage Work® and NetDocuments® DMS. Then email the annotated document or check it into DMS with LINK 3.3.


“With the addition of PDF annotation, LINK now provides the industry’s broadest complement of workflows for lawyers on mobile devices,” Seth Hallem, CEO and Co-founder of Mobile Helix. “LINK workflows, whether annotating, editing, or comparing documents, ensure security and control of documents. Clients are imposing tougher security requirements on law firms. Our goal is to provide law firms with stringent security while making it easy for lawyers to get work done with LINK.”

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Mobile Helix Announces the Release of LINK 3.3 with Local Edit and Digital Rights Management

We are thrilled to unveil our new LINK 3.3 release at ILTACON 2017.

What’s new in LINK 3.3

  • Local edit using the Microsoft Word app
  • Option to send a document using iOS Mail
  • Ability to read an NRL link in iOS Mail
  • Integration with Azure AD Information Rights Management
  • Secure in-app PDF annotation
  • Lighter, faster User Interface

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Mobile Helix LINK App at ILTACON 2017

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Twisting by the pool? Well, maybe on Sunday. Mandalay Bay has an 11 acre sand and surf beach pool. It’s incredible.

We are happy to once again be a Gold Sponsor for ILTACON 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, August 13th – 17th.

Once you drag yourself away from the pool, stop by and say hi at our booth, 703. 

We will be demonstrating LINK’s two new features:

  • Annotating PDFs within the LINK secure container app
  • Secure editing of a doc with the Microsoft Word for iOS apps using Azure AD IRM

To see a short video demo of LINK in action please click HERE

Visit us in booth 703 to see a demo of the LINK app for lawyers. See you in Las Vegas!

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Is Your Data Safe? The Challenge of Client-side Security for Law Firms

Our CEO, Seth Hallem, spoke at the NetDocuments executive summit, ndElevate 2017, on May 23rd.

Seth’s presentation focused on three actionable ways for law firms, and any enterprise, to protect client-side data. We are sharing his slides from ndElevate below. If you have any comments or questions, we’d welcome hearing from you. Please write to contact at mobilehelix.com.

Thank you to NetDocuments for an excellent summit!