Life at SafeLogic moves pretty fast. We look at every day as a week, and every week as a month. And last week was an awesome month.
I was privileged to sit on a panel with some very bright people in the mobility space. It was a nice cross section of solution provider, app developer, and venture capital representatives. I was there to discuss security. Some takeaways from my perspective:
- MDM is dead as a standalone product. It will be a core feature set of any mobility solution; it has to be. But we’re now shifting focus to the protection of content. Finally!
- Phil Buckellew discussed IBM’s MobileFirst initiative, and I’m glad he did. I think that program could spawn a development paradigm that enhances enablement and increases transparency in the mobile space. Exciting stuff.
- I was asked about the multiple layers of security available (hardware, OS-layer, app-layer). I mentioned that these are all important tools and should be used to protect information according to the overall environment, types of content, risk level, etc., but in my opinion, it starts and ends with the app. That’s how users are accessing data, and the best way to protect that data (either in-flight or at-rest) is by controlling the crypto in the app.
Hats off to Maribel Lopez for putting together a diverse panel and facilitating a great discussion.
From there, it was back to my desk to do a webinar with ISC(2). The good folks from Venafi sponsored the discussion around the dangers of failed and mismanaged certificates. Kevin Bocek did a fantastic job communicating real threats and vulnerabilities in a very complex area of infosec. Brandon Dunlap rocked the moderation, and I discussed what we’re seeing from a security, mobility, and cert management perspective in both public and private sectors.
To really cap it off, there were a few other surprises waiting for me back at the office that pushed SafeLogic even further as a brand and as a real player in the security space.
Last week was definitely a monster month. I’m excited to see what happens next!