Infosec Doesn’t have to be a Four Letter Word

by Brian Katz on August 28, 2014 · 1 comment

I wrote earlier this week about Identity and Access Management (IAM) and how it’s important for Infosec (Information Security) to be involved with projects early. The post generated a few comments and some commentary on twitter, mostly from Infosec folks. Some complained I was too harsh on Infosec (I wasn’t) while others worried that I didn’t go into enough depth (I didn’t). In my mind though, it raised the issue of why there is such friction between Infosec folks and the rest of IT. [click to continue…]

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Who’s on first?

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I spend a lot of time talking about organizations enabling their employees through the use of mobile. It’s truly the only way to ‘win’ at this game. When you enable your users to be more flexible and agile they become more efficient and productive. What more could you ask for? The question always turns to [...]

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iOS, Android, Who cares

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I have people ask me all the time what smartphone or tablet should they buy. They’re usually disappointed when I don’t have a stock answer. I like to ask them a few questions first. Based on their answers, I usually make a recommendation of one OS or the other. This becomes much more of an [...]

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It’s not Shadow IT, it’s Shadow Innovation

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We all hear about shadow IT. It’s a scary term, brought up in articles and conversations. It’s defined as people going around the rules and policies of IT or implementing technology outside of IT’s purview. It’s used by a lot of vendors to point out what can be going wrong in a company. Normally they [...]

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BYOD, or really BYOP – Bring Your Own Plan

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I read an article today on BYOD (Bring your own device) and how the whole concept could be in trouble. It’s nothing new to see BYOD being seen as the next big thing or for it to be fading away depending on whom you’re talking to. In this case the post was pointing out a [...]

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Mobile first isn’t mobile only

August 18, 2014

One of the people I follow has a favorite tweet. Basically it says the only way to win in the enterprise is to go mobile first and mobile only. It’s a great saying and many people agree it’s the right strategy, and yet, they take the phrase word for word and don’t understand why it [...]

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Mobile isn’t working remotely, it’s a mindset!

August 15, 2014

I spend a lot of time talking about devices and apps. Not necessarily because I want to be talking about them, but that’s what people think mobility is about. They want to get into conversations about Android or iOS (they both have their strengths), why they think Windows Phone OS will succeed or fail, or [...]

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Your employees shouldn’t be your users

July 31, 2014

Whenever people talk about creating apps the conversation turns to delighting the customer. Companies build apps that will delight people. They will have a great user interface (UI) and an even better user experience (UX). They will enable people to do what they want/need to do. We learn from day one when you walk into [...]

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The Enterprise Mobility Problem

June 5, 2014

Apple upgraded itself on Monday, or so the papers say. They had their big yearly developer conference and announced a lot of interesting things. In some corners people cheered wildly, in other corners people booed and hissed, finding fault with every new feature, and then in the far corner, the enterprise folks just went about [...]

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