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Securing Portable Data and Applications on Enterprise Mobile Workspaces: A SANS Survey

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-05-21 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Leon Brown , Jacob Williams


  • Ironkey by Imation

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Even as BYOD has taken hold in the enterprise, manyperhaps even mostworkers still rely on desktop or notebook PCs to get work done.

Whether staff or contractors, these workers do mission-critical tasks that require them to access the enterprise network, data and applicationsoften while working offsite or in potentially compromised locations.

For enterprise IT and security professionals, these workers represent a big logistics and budgetary challenge in trying to ensure that a variety of platforms are healthy and secure. At the same time, many companies are testing cloud-based services and applications, which have some drawbacks for large, distributed workforces.

This survey will look at the issues around securing a truly mobile workforce: one that relies on portable, yet secure, data and applications and how enterprise IT and security professionals are protecting such portable data and applications.

Join this webcast, featuring SANS instructor and industry expert Jacob Williams, to hear:

  • What enterprises do--or don't do--to secure worker's devices and systems
  • What kinds of apps and services these workers use and which are secure
  • How remote workers and others perceive cloud-based applications and services
  • Actionable advice based on this survey
View the associated analyst paper here.

Speaker Bios

Jacob Williams

Jacob Williams is a SANS Analyst, certified SANS instructor, course author and designer of several NetWars challenges for use in SANS' popular, "gamified" information security training suite. Jake spent more than a decade in information security roles at several government agencies, developing specialties in offensive forensics, malware development, and digital counter-espionage. Jake is the founder of Rendition InfoSec, which provides penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response, expertise in cloud-data exfiltration and the tools and guidance to secure client data against sophisticated, persistent attack on-premises and in the cloud.

Leon Brown

Leon Brown, has extensive experience in creating effective product and marketing strategies for leading technology companies around the world. In his current role as senior product manager, Leon oversees the full line of cloud-based and on-premise mobility management solutions for IronKey secure storage and workspace solutions for Microsoft Windows To Go. Previously, Leon held several senior leadership roles responsible for building and driving go-to-market product plans and positioning for HP, Microsoft and Adobe Systems. At Microsoft, Leon held marketing and sales lead positions for the Asia Pacific region, including Japan and China, where he built a strong business for Microsoft's developer and platform technology across a diverse regional marketplace. Leon has deep experience in mobile apps and services as well as professional design tools.

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