Can risk ever be eliminated?
Leaders face business risks everyday – operational,
reputational, speculative. Rising to the top of the list re-cently:
cybersecurity. External agents are seeking to either
disable devices completely, or gain access to privileged data and ap-plications,
using common tactics such as malware and phishing.
Breaches result in headaches for security departments and can cost
companies millions of dollars.
As today’s workspace evolves, so too must security protocol. The
modern workforce expects mobile access across a variety of devic-es
and platforms, with an experience that is convenient, consistent
and reliable. And while the technology that enables these capabili-ties
has gotten more sophisticated, so have the threats.
But, contrary to popular perception, a great user experi-ence
doesn’t have to be at odds with security. In fact, it can go
FOCUS ON MITIGATING,
NOT ELIMINATING RISK
By Michael Murphy
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