Mark Uemura, Head of Security and Infrastructure at Flight Network, examined bring-your-own-device (BYOD), compliance and various IT security concerns in his keynote presentation to Argyle's CIO membership at the 2017 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum in Toronto on September 27.
Brad Peterson, the Vice President of Marketing at Workspot, talked about the early promise of VDI, the reasons it failed to materialize, and how those problems have been overcome.
Ken Westermann, Senior Director, Solution Design, Fuze, talked about IT strategies to make it easier to embrace the age of personal devices.
John Lambeth, the CIO of PAE, discussed the special challenges of bringing IT to crisis situations.
"[Employees] could decide to take your company-owned device, but now they’re walking around with two devices and they’re super-grumpy. So now if you actually go ahead and they click on the device or click on the user agreement, it’s only when they lose it later that you end up having the hard conversation. You’re postponing the tough conversation to a later point in time."
"I have no ability if somebody brought their own device unless I enforced some kind of set of controls to wipe that data off or even know what’s been released ... The last thing anybody wants is to have unknown volumes of it out there for the taking by the bad guys in the community."
"The explosion of data, the predictability of data [and] the mobility of our workforce is fundamentally changed ... When was the last time you actually were at a desktop PC? That fundamentally is not going to happen anymore."
"There’s no such thing as the cloud; it’s a thousand clouds around the world – we don’t know what region the data’s in, we don’t know if that’s a corporate sanctioned service."
"If we move to the cloud, because we’re not there, in theory, we can create a single privacy and security framework which all applications can plug into and is de-coupled from all the other applications."