Proposed practices to mitigate significant mobility security risks

Brand, Johanna Catherina ; Kruger-Van Renen, Wandi ; Rudman, Riaan (2015-02)

Publication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund

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Brand, J. C., Kruger-Van Renen, W. & Rudman, R. 2015. Proposed practices to mitigate significant mobility security risks. International business & economics research journal, 14(1): 199-220.

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Enterprise mobility is emerging as a fast-growing trend worldwide. Numerous risks originate from using mobile devices for business-related tasks and most of these risks pose a significant security threat to organisations’ information. Information Technology (IT) governance frameworks can provide guidance in managing these risks at a strategic level, but these frameworks do not effectively govern on a technical operational level. Implementation of these frameworks may also be inefficient, as they are generic and do not necessarily cover all the risks relating to a specific technology. This study provides organisations with guidance on how to govern these enterprise mobility security risks in an effective manner at both a strategic and an operational level. Using three IT governance frameworks, this study identified 12 practices that companies can employ to mitigate significant mobility security risks.

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