Effective Operational Security Metrics

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Due to the changing regulatory environment and the complexity of business today, organizations are facing increased accountability. Security risks, however, can often be difficult to measure and even more difficult to understand by people outside of the department. The key to demonstrating improvement is to translate security information in to business terms. Organizations must align, manage, and measure security around business operations.

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Enterprise Plans for Mobile Security

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Mobile devices can be essential for information-sharing and networking within enterprises. With them comes the question of security and access management. The approach a company takes to selecting mobile security must look at some key factors, including capabilities for application management and whether the device is employee-owned or company-owned. This report was put together following a survey of IT buying decision-makers at 108 medium and large enterprises. It looks at strategies for setting up effective mobile device security. Read More

Enterprise Plans for Mobile Security

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Mobile devices can be essential for information-sharing and networking within enterprises. With them comes the question of security and access management. The approach a company takes to selecting mobile security must look at some key factors, including capabilities for application management and whether the device is employee-owned or company-owned. This report was put together following a survey of IT buying decision-makers at 108 medium and large enterprises. It looks at strategies for setting up effective mobile device security. Read More

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