CSA identifies keys to mobile device management

CSA identifies keys to mobile device management

With the growth of the bring your own device trend in recent months and years it is becoming more common for businesses to have measures in place to protect their sensitive information.

However, many organisations are unaware of the full technology, process and people implications associated with mobile device management (MDM), according to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

Its new report Mobile Device Management: Key Components, V1.0, has highlighted 17 key elements that organisations should consider when it comes to securing their devices and the information accessed by this equipment.

Patrick Harding, chief technical officer at CSA member Ping Identity, said that personal devices are becoming integral to corporate networks.

"By having the right identity management processes, enterprises can provide employees with secure and convenient access to cloud apps via single sign-on from mobile devices – whether BYOD or not," he explained.

KPMG CIO Advisory's Martin Lunt wrote in a blog for Infosecurity: "Although BYOD is still in its infancy, a key aspect of implementation is cross-referencing benefits and challenges with operational dynamics – data storage, appetite for risk and security – and configuring a workable offering."