LONDON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA CONFERENCE EUROPE 2012 --
RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), released a new research report today from the Security for Business Innovation Council (SBIC) that addresses the continued surge of consumer mobile devices in the enterprise and shares security leaders' insights on how to manage the fast-changing mobility risks while maximizing business opportunities. Mobile threats are developing quickly and technologies keep shifting creating new security holes. As more and more consumer devices access corporate networks and store corporate data, potentially devastating consequences range from the loss or leakage of valuable intellectual property to brand damage if fraudulent access results in a high-profile security breach. The Council consensus is that the time is now for enterprises to integrate risk management into their mobile vision. The potential benefits include increased agility, improved productivity, faster sales, and reduced costs. Capitalizing on the business opportunities of mobile computing is only possible if enterprises know the risks and how to manage them.
The Security for Business Innovation Council's latest report, titled "Realizing the Mobile Enterprise: Balancing the Risks and Rewards of Consumer Devices," is derived from the expertise and real-world experiences of 19 security leaders, who represent some of the world's most forward-thinking security organizations.
The report identifies today's major sources of risk for the mobile enterprise and the outlook for the near future. It also answers critical questions such as:
In the report, the Council presents five strategies for building effective, adaptable mobile programs:
Art Coviello, Executive Vice President, EMC, Executive Chairman, RSA
"With the prevalence of mobile devices and applications, organizations have huge opportunities to create business value, but the accompanying risks are equally huge. This new report from the Security for Business Innovation Council provides strategic guidance that helps organizations not only reduce their mobile liabilities but also foster mobile programs that enable them to realize the full benefits of the mobile enterprise."
William Boni, Chief Information Security Officer, VP Enterprise Information Security, T-Mobile USA
"Similar to PCs, with mobile computing we'll see a largely consumer phenomenon evolve into a comprehensive enterprise framework which allows sufficient security over data. It has to evolve fast. But will it be fast enough? We're in an arms race between malicious exploitation and security protection."
About the Security for Business Innovation Council
The Security for Business Innovation Council is a group of top security leaders from Global 1000 enterprises committed to advancing information security worldwide by sharing their diverse professional experiences and insights. The Council produces periodic reports exploring information security's central role in enabling business innovation.
Contributors to this report include 19 security leaders from some of the largest global enterprises:
HSBC Holdings plc.
Johnson & Johnson
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