A push for compliance and regulation
Hacking and data breaches are now part of a national discussion on privacy -- and businesses are going to feel the impact, if they haven't already. Silva says that 2017 will see an increase in "prescriptive legislation on privacy and securing digital data" that will push CIOs to organize mobile strategies.
Part of an organized approach will involve implementing best practices around security for employees, customers and business data. In order to ensure businesses can scale their mobile approach, CIOs will need to strategize. EMM suites will likely play a large part in that strategy, by helping businesses manage the complex landscape of security and will become important tools in managing mobile security, says Silva.
The push for security won't just fall on the shoulders of the CIO in 2017. Berry predicts that security is going to find its way on to the desk of every C-level executive. "High-profile hacks are becoming increasingly common, which is why we're seeing data security and privacy shoot to the top of the list of C-level concerns. We'll soon see executives outside the CIO demanding more stringent encryption and data loss prevention controls on all endpoint devices," he says.
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