IT Security perimeters no longer exists, now that mobile and cloud computing are so prevalent. The availability of files and information to employees in the office, on site, on the road or at home is high.
Smart mobile has so far been largely a consumer-driven market. That has been good news for the business sector. It has reaped the benefits of the technological advances and better user experiences, with which vendors have sought to woo Jane and Joe Public.
Willie Sutton was the man who (according to a popular story) gave the definitive answer to the question “Why do you rob banks?” He said “Because that’s where the money is”.
The economic arguments for bring your own device (BYOD) working are multiple. The first one is that if employees fund their own terminals (smartphones, tablets, portables), their employer does not have to.
Culture and language determine much of how we live, think and act. So does history. These factors could explain why the Netherlands has gained a reputation as a leading exporter of IT Cyber-Security.
The 2016 Defence Whitepaper from the Australian government is now available online. It discusses a broad range of defence topics, of which cyber defence is just one.