I like to think about myths as common ideas that seem to perpetuate regardless of the rapid pace of technology change that is part of the modern world. When I’m out talking to folks about securing mobile apps I find that the same ideas about what enterprise security being perpetuated.
Many of the myths that I come across appear to offer panaceas that are comforting to the status quo. The idea that the newest iPhone or Samsung device will automatically make enterprise mobility safe. If enterprise data is encrypted then it is perfectly safe. If we put a wall around our apps and data then no one will be able to get in. These are comforting myths.
The problem with myths is that other realities tend to get in the way. This is why I’m excited about my Trends, Myths, and Answers webinar this week on Wednesday 11/13. We are combining the discussion of mobile application security myths with actual trends being tracked by an independent analyst firm and a moderated discussion of common enterprise questions about implementing successful application security programs. Hope you are able to join us.