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Welcome to Bridgeway's Blog - bringing you news, views and opinions on issues that matter to you.

The purpose of this blog is to help you in your job and offer a better understanding of security. If you have any thoughts on the content or you'd like us to cover something then please don't hesitate to tell us.

Louisa Mackintosh

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 6 September 2018

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 28 August 2018

You may be aware that MobileIron introduced 'per user' licensing a couple of years ago. This is a surprisingly powerful way to achieve substantial cost savings for your mobility project, as each user licence can cover up to three assigned devices, yet each user licences costs roughly only 50% more than an equivalent single device licence cost. 

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 22 August 2018

The risks posed by inactive (dormant) users present on an organisation's servers are a potential goldmine for malicious attackers but also serve to highlight poor user management processes. Indeed, both the ISO 27001 control framework and the PCI DSS information security standard require organisations to monitor, act, and also report on these inactive users.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 16 August 2018

If you’re looking at implementing CASB (cloud access security brokers), you’ve probably begun to realise there are a myriad of options out there and they’re all designed slightly differently. So how do you know what you need?

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 26 July 2018

Materials costs rose by 4.8% between February 2016 and February 2017. This coupled with a chronic shortage of skilled labour, means construction firms across the UK are reporting increased pressure on margins, leading many firms to absorb these costs in an attempt to stay competitive. But how sustainable can that be?

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 23 July 2018

Often we can overlook the need for the right level of skills to successfully administer our EMM software on an ongoing basis. Being trained on your EMM or MDM solution is crucial when dealing with new technology, so that your leading-edge technology stays that way and doesn’t become a bleeding-edge project instead. It will give you the required knowledge needed to install, configure, deploy and manage the solution effectively, but it can also have wide reaching opportunity gains throughout the business.

Once you find an Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution that can manage your mobile estate, secure and manage your endpoints and cloud services, can you just sit back and relax? The answer is probably no.  

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 17 July 2018

What's the biggest challenge you currently face in your mobility project?

  • How to increase productivity whilst remaining secure?
  • User resistance to acceptance of new devices, technologies and associated policies?

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 5 July 2018

‘I’m increasingly convinced that people are spending their information security budgets in the wrong places’, said our Sales Director Paul O’Sullivan when I spoke with him earlier this week.

We sat down together to discuss the current state of the security marketplace and why it might be time for IT professionals to reconsider where they are spending their budget.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 2 July 2018

Bridgeway are delighted to announce that our customers and prospective customers can now purchase Cloud Software services from us, through the G-Cloud 10 framework that has come into effect today, Monday 2nd July.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 21 June 2018

Network access control is no longer just for performing assessments on known devices before access. You can’t secure what you can’t see, meaning that security starts with visibility of all devices.

Designed to address this, the ClearPass Policy Manager is a comprehensive platform providing users with:

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 14 June 2018

Consider the following: Joe, an engineer, logged into the source code repository at 10pm last night and downloaded 500MB of data. Meanwhile, the new head of the legal team, Sally, has been logging into the network from West London and Dublin—at the same time.


Pete, an analyst, is accessing a critical finance application that he has never used before, and Claire, one of your sysadmins, has been accessing the customer database after normal work hours every evening for the last two weeks.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 4 June 2018

Earlier this week we wrote about how the emergence of cloud and IoT have shifted security priorities from arbitrary boundaries towards the protection of data.

Whilst traditional perimeter security cannot be ignored, potential threat vectors are proliferating by the day, and it is here that new approaches—such as user and entity behaviour analytics (UEBA)—help keep your information safe.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 29 May 2018

Can you confidently say who is connecting to your network?

The prevalence of attacks from inside networks demonstrates that perimeter-based security is outdated and insecure. New insider threats now evolve from within the organisation. Network access control has never been more critical.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 10 April 2018

As mobility projects become more strategic, many Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) customers are turning to cloud-first strategies to improve their services and reduce the risk from network or server outages.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 29 January 2018

Moving a mobility project from a purely tactical deployment to a strategic one is a big challenge faced by today’s IT project managers. Tactics are one thing, but translating these into an actionable Mobile IT strategy that achieves the project goals is another.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 17 January 2018

It’s not always easy to be transparent about the challenges you face managing an enterprise Mobile IT project. But as the saying goes, a problem shared is a problem halved.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 31 May 2017

What if you could unleash the power of all that data in your MobileIron console and turn it into actionable, insightful data? Well with IronWorks, the new MobileIron reporting platform (and first of its kind) you can do exactly that. Coming soon!

What if you could unleash the power of all that data in your MobileIron console and turn it into actionable, insightful data? Well with IronWorks, the new MobileIron reporting platform (and first of its kind) you can do exactly that. Coming soon!

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 20 May 2016

Interested in moving your Mobile IT project from tactical to strategic? Do you want to know how to give your mobility project the best possible chance of success? Last week, we brought together a group of IT security professionals from a range of industry sectors to our latest Mobile IT User Forum to discuss all of the above.

How do you guarantee your Mobile IT project is a success? The million dollar question.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 28 October 2015

The event began with Bridgeway MD Jason Holloway introducing the themes of the day. MobileIron, a leader in Enterprise Mobility Managment, then gave an overview of the changing mobility landscape, and the resulting impact on IT management, security and the users experience. We then heard an interesting talk and live demonstration from startup Fliplet on ‘how to build an enterprise mobile app in 20 minutes’ – showcasing how rapidly apps can be developed and deployed.

Interested in moving your Mobile IT project from tactical to strategic? Wondering how the latest operating system updates will affect your organisation? Want to discuss your challenges and insights into your mobile IT projects? Last week, over 70 IT security professionals from a range of industry sectors came to our Mobile IT User Forum, where we discussed all of the above and much more. 

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 15 October 2015

Bridgeway's next Mobile IT User Forum is taking place tomorrow on Wednesday (21st October) at the British Library in London. The one-day event will offer participants insights into the latest trends in mobile IT and the products, policies and processes that are key to ensuring your mobility project is a success, as well as opportunities for discussion and networking.

Bridgeway's next Mobile IT User Forum is taking place tomorrow on Wednesday (21st October) at the British Library in London. The one-day event will offer participants insights into the latest trends in mobile IT and the products, policies and processes that are key to ensuring your mobility project is a success, as well as opportunities for discussion and networking.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 25 September 2015

Often we can overlook the need for the right level of skills to successfully administer our EMM software on an ongoing basis. Being trained on your EMM or MDM solution is crucial when dealing with new technology, so that your leading-edge technology stays that way and doesn’t become a bleeding-edge project instead. It will give you the required knowledge needed to install, configure, deploy and manage the solution effectively, but it can also have wide reaching opportunity gains throughout the business.

Once you find an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution that can manage your mobile estate, whilst giving end users access to data easily and securely around the clock, do you as an IT administrator, just install it, sit back and relax? The answer is probably no.  

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 9 September 2015

As Apple launch iOS 9 this week at it’s annual event in California, what does this mean for enterprises using managed mobile devices, and in particular their IT administrators, the end-users, and the organisation as a whole?

What does iOS 9 mean for your Enterprise?

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 24 July 2015

During mobility projects, one of the issues that comes up time and time again is the total cost of ownership, or TCO. Mobility projects are long-term and there is a wide range of associated costs that organisations need to consider. So what are these costs and how can we maximise efficiency for long-term gain to the organisation?

During mobility projects, one of the issues that comes up time and time again is the total cost of ownership, or TCO. Mobility projects are long-term and there is a wide range of associated costs that organisations need to consider. So what are these costs and how can we maximise efficiency for long-term gain to the organisation?

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 22 June 2015

Will Enterprise Mobile become Enterprise IT? Where are you on your Enterprise Mobility journey? What does a mobile workspace look like? How do you give your employees a great user experience wherever they are but keep the data and device secure? These and many other questions were discussed at the 4th Enterprise Mobility Management Conference in London last week/yesterday, where over 150 IT security professionals attended to learn about industry best practices, hear updates on the latest critical thinking around mobile technology and network with their peers.

Will Enterprise Mobile become Enterprise IT?  Where are you on your Enterprise Mobility journey? What does a mobile workspace look like? How do you give your employees a great user experience wherever they are but keep the data and device secure? 

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