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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.

Posted by Lisa Higgins 24 October 2018

During this current decade we have gone from $37bn to over $96bn worth of annual information security spending, yet by whatever metric you want to use - the number of data breaches or the number of viruses for example - the picture is rather bleak. We’re spending more money but we’re getting more security breaches, so something isn’t working. The focus needs to shift; Mobile First or Cloud First is all well and good, but what about the user?

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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 Jason Holloway 16 August 2018

We believe mission-critical apps are at the very heart of modern digital transformation. Yet, reporting to senior management how these are being utilised across your estate - and whether they are being kept up to date or not - has never been easy.

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Posted by Jason Holloway 11 June 2018

Unused devices represent a significant wasted opportunity (and cost) for a Mobile IT deployment. Devices that are sitting unpowered in user's drawers, lying forgotten at home, or otherwise ignored, represent a direct financial loss to the business and also an opportunity cost in potential productivity gains. How do you recover those devices and repurpose that initial investment?

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Posted by Jason Holloway 16 January 2018

Mobile devices, although equally at risk as traditional PCs and servers, may not have been top of your organisation's priority patch list, but with increasing amounts of sensitive corporate data being stored and accessed from these devices, they should be.

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Posted by Jason Holloway 15 January 2018

The recent Meltdown and Spectre announcements have seen wide media coverage this past week and prompted a fair amount of extra work for IT teams across the globe.

If you work in IT, I suspect that you have recently spent a fair amount of time ensuring your systems are patched against these vulnerabilities. However, I suspect that you have also spent a considerable amount of time dealing with enquiries from others asking about these vulnerabilities and your own organisation's risk.

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