MDM strategies: An embarrassment of niches

It is Christmas Day at 2 a.m. and a new mobile device just connected to your network. Your servers are configured to send a text message to alert you when new devices connect, so you immediately know that something has happened. But you have no policy that requires that new devices be configured with mobile device management (MDM) software before they are allowed to connect so you don’t know if this is an employee playing with their new smart phone or an actual attack. Do you get up and troubleshoot the alert or go back to sleep? This scenario plays out all day every day for security professionals and it is only getting worse.

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