re: Halamka Knows Perils And Promise Of Healthcare BYOD
I agree (I think). It's not clear to me that BYOD is less secure than corporately issued mobile devices. At the end of the day, both are as secure as the enterprise decides to make them. It doesn't have to be Bring "Any" Device. For example, the majority of Samsung's Smartphones (eg: the S3) have some enterprise security firmware in them called SAFE. According to Samsung, not all EMM solutions (see Larry's reply) are created equal. Some EMM solutions like Mobile Iron, SOTI, Airwatch, SAP Afaria, and Zenprise do a better job of supporting SAFE than others. If an enterprise decides on Mobile Iron for it's EMM standard, then it could look to see what smartphones it ties into better than others and (1) limit the BYOD whitelist to those devices, and (2) require full compliance or the device is denied access. This isn't remarkably different from the way corporately issued devices have worked in the past and some EMM solutions go way beyond what came out of the box from Microsoft and RIM in years gone by. The enterprise just has to stick to its guns.