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David Kennedy Interviewed about Mobile Devices

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 10:27 by Neil Farquharson
On November 11 th , I had the pleasure of interviewing security expert David Kennedy during a live webcast. David is a regular speaker at security events and famous for co-authoring Metasploit: The Penetration Testers Guide ; and for co-authoring the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), a framework used by the penetration testing industry. He’s also spoken twice in front of congressional hearings on the subject of network security. During our 40 minute interview, David had much to say on the subject of mobile security, particularly the ease with which BYOD devices that rely on...
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Employee Privacy and Employer Liability: The BYOD Dilemma

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:45 by Neil Farquharson
You may remember this blog and an expert panel webinar I hosted in January. Since then, I have received several requests to give my own opinion* on how to best ensure employee personal privacy and to minimize any potential employer liability issues associated with enabling BYOD in the workplace. Let’s recap the July 2014 US Supreme Court ruling on smartphone privacy, Riley v. California . The ruling was unanimous – all nine Justices in favor – therefore this decision is not going to be overturned during my lifetime. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that smartphones “differ in both a...
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Making a BYOD Policy Matter

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:02 by ZixCorp
We’ve been hearing a lot of stories recently about how time-pressed staff try valiantly to keep companies efficient despite the difficulties of communicating quickly and effectively in our competitive and often understaffed business environments. We hear of staff using file sharing, personal email accounts, USB drives and DVD ROMs sent through the mail. The other day for example, we heard about nurses in a hospital who communicate with each other via SMS (Short Message Service), a ubiquitous but unencrypted way of sending texts. The chances are their hospital and all the other business...
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Privacy and BYOD – How our Landscape is Changing

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:54 by Neil Farquharson
I’ve been watching privacy issues here in the US and around the world, particularly as they pertain to BYOD. Let me tell you, 2014 was quite a year for privacy issues and individual rights. Around the US we had a number of lawsuits by employees against their employers for expecting them to answer their phones and emails 24/7 but not paying them for this out-of-hours work. Then in May, the European Court of Justice ruled against Google forcing Google to respond to demands to erase private information from browser listing – the so called Right to be Forgotten . Then in July, US policing experts...
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Survey Says… Individuals Would Rather Lose Wallet, Than Mobile Device

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:00 by ZixCorp
Let’s face it – we trust mobile devices with some of our most priceless information, from photos to bank account numbers to work emails. But with the rise of BYOD and the fact that every 3 minutes a personal device is remotely wiped by an employer, it’s not surprising that recent findings indicate some people would rather lose their wallet than their mobile device. In a recent study, we asked more than 1,000 respondents their views on corporate BYOD policies and the value they place on personal data contained on their mobile devices. Let’s take a look at the top issues employees are facing...
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#BYODInsights – Here’s the Recap of our Inaugural Twitter Chat with ZDNet’s Ken Hess

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:52 by ZixCorp
This past Thursday, August 21, we hosted our first ever Twitter chat. We were very excited to welcome ZDNet contributor Ken Hess, who fielded questions about BYOD (bring-your-own-device) considerations and best practices from ZixCorp's Geoff Bibby, VP or Corporate Marketing. The chat focused on balancing security and employee privacy, bridging the gap between employees and IT, and how Millennials will impact the future of BYOD. Since we’re more than halfway through 2014, we recapped what we’ve seen from BYOD thus far and touched on what we can expect in 2015 and beyond. You can catch the...
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Announcing Inaugural Twitter Chat featuring ZDNet’s Ken Hess, Thursday August 21

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:42 by ZixCorp
On Thursday, August 21, Zix will host our first-ever Twitter chat from 1:30-2 p.m. CDT! @ZixCorp is teaming up with ZDNet’s Ken Hess to discuss BYOD (bring-your-own-device) considerations and best practices. This is YOUR opportunity to share thoughts and ask questions around BYOD challenges, opportunities, employee buy-in and anything in between. Who? Our VP of Marketing, Geoff Bibby, will ask questions from our @ZixCorp Twitter handle. Our featured panelist, Ken Hess ( @kenhess ), who tackles BYOD and the consumerization of IT for ZDNet, will also be available to answer questions and guide...
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