Spend an hour with mobile security pioneer Malcolm Harkins, chief security and privacy officer at Intel, as he answers direct questions from attendees about how to get the most from your mobile security efforts.
Attendees had the opportunity to submit questions directly to Harkins. Among the topics he discussed:
Identity and access management in the mobile era;
How to secure data - not just devices;
New business benefits your organization can gain from BYOD.
In previous insight focused on mobile security and employee-owned devices, Harkins says organizations must tackle these risks head-on. "Doing nothing is not an option" when it comes to BYOD. "Employees will work around and unknowingly expose the enterprise," he says. Organizations now must focus on protecting data and networks, as well as ensuring a whole new level of identity and access management.
"The thing [organizations] have to do is ... establish a cross-functional mobile governance view of this, so you can understand the dynamics of what the business is trying to achieve," Harkins says. With a more global view of goals and challenges, security leaders can hone in on the true inhibitors to mobile security. "That way, you can focus on: Is it an application issue you need to work on in a particular category? Is it the encryption? The identity and access management? You can get into the uses and where the company is trying to achieve value with the mobile device proliferation."
Harkins is responsible for all aspects of information risk and security at Cylance as well as public policy and customer outreach to help improve understanding of cyber risks. He spent 23 years with Intel, most recently as its first Chief Security and Privacy Officer. In this role, he was responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security and other related compliance activities for all of Intel's information assets, products and services. Before becoming Intel's first CSPO, he was the chief information security officer (CISO), reporting to the chief information officer. Harkins also held roles in finance, procurement and various business operations.