Data is the lifeblood of every business. Without it we would know nothing of our products, our customers, our processes, our policies, our staff or our financial state. Data is everything. Well, almost everything. Storing it is one thing, but it is irrelevant if the right people can't access it in the right way at the right time …
"How do you prevent an army of users with data on their own phones and tablets from strolling off with your intellectual property? The answer is mobile device management (MDM)."
MDM is a solution looking for a problem. Anyone with half a brain who plans to leave the company will already have a USB drive full of all the important documents and emails they need, regardless of whether it's against company policy. Remotely deleting their email app is merely closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.
I agree that this article doesn't really address the security aspect of a rogue insider. It is hideously complex to protect against insiders and like all security the higher the protection the greater the inconvenience. I think this article was just a basic primer for setting up security assuming the standard risks. People only see the data their role says they need. Outsiders should never see any of it. Protecting against a rogue insider was not in the purview of this basic treatise.
"USB Drive full of all the important documents..."
*other data leakage prevention solutions are available
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