It has moved from smartphones to laptops, said stephen midgley of absolute software, a vancouver company that has software to securely manage smartphones, laptops and tablets with different operating systems used in workplaces. Absolute software is the leader in endpoint resiliency, enabling more than 12,000 customers worldwide to protect devices, data, applications and users against theft or. Stephen midgley chief operating officer commercebuild linkedin. Apple sales for business digital partners incorporated dpi.
Byod, cyod and cope policies great for efficiency but potentially lethal for data. This article has been contributed by stephen midgley, vice president global marketing at absolute software. Stephen midgley is vice president of global marketing for absolute software. Stephen midgley, global vicepresident at security firm absolute software, said that, as laptops and other mobile devices increasingly become essential work devices, maintaining security of. Absolute software offers a service guarantee to help give you peace of mind in the event your computer is lost or stolen. Abt, the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced the results of a u. Historically, we have been strong in the device recovery business, mainly in. There is a downside to hiring members of the most techsavvy generation the usual security precautions may be powerless against them. This is a complete overhaul of absolute, said stephen midgley, absolutes vice president of global marketing.
Hidden mischief of corporate devices business 2 community. Over the past few years weve seen a major shift in the ways it departments approach apple devices, especially. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree. Apples switch renders the phone inoperable, but you have no way of getting it back, says stephen midgley, vp of marketing for absolute software, in an interview. Even if these actions are being performed to validate existing infrastructure. Lojack can recover a stolen mac, activate remote wipe. They underpin mobile working, which in turn boosts productivity and enables the flexible working patterns that are helping businesses attract top. Absolute survey shows millennials represent greatest risk. Stephen midgley is vp of global marketing and product management absolute software. The trouble with smartphone kill switches informationweek.
Many consumers dont back up data on a frequent basis so when we wipe data it is gone for good, said absolute softwares stephen midgley. This article has been contributed by stephen midgley, vice president global marketing at absolute software in this article stephen explains how to securely navigate the byod landscape. When executives ignore security policies cio insight. Vice president, global marketing absolute software.
Stephen midgley, author at absolute blog the leader in. But, says stephen midgley of absolute software, compromises can be found to keep everyone happy. Thats best left in the hands of professionals, said stephen midgley, absolutes head of marketing. Smartphones have driven it because consumers wanted to use their iphones, midgley said. Stephen midgley, vice president of global marketing at absolute software, said that it had chosen to work with westcoast to get its products put in front of thosre channel players that were. Stephen midgley, vice president global marketing, absolute software. Over the past year the number of data breaches reported by the information commissioners office ico. Abt, the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions, today announced the results of a research report the company conducted among it managers and decision makers in the united states. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. Stephen helped modernize absolute while keeping his team engaged and passionate with his downtoearth leadership style. Heres how stephen midgley, senior director, global marketing explains it. This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. Antitheft chip turns laptop into brick network world.
How to find balance with millennials sprint business. Prior to commercebuild, stephen served as vice president, global marketing at absolute software, a leading cyber security software vendor. Stephen midgley, vp of global marketing at absolute software says the shift is real. Stephen midgley profile stephen oversees all aspects of global marketing and product management at absolute software including corporate communications, product marketing, demand generation, and the companys presence on the web. Absolute software vp stephen midgley wrote that while mobile devices have. Some employees asking to use their own pcs at work to go. The services we provide are website design and development, mobile application for iphone, android and windows windows platforms plus cross platform html 5 web applications and hybrid apps. At dpi we strive to provide exceptional customer service, while providing the bestinclass technical and sales support. In the interview, stephen talks about how 50% of employees still believe security is not their responsibility, despite the fact that mobility has democratized it in so many other ways.
But theyre more of a convenience than a theftprevention feature. Millennials are a bigger risk to mobile security than. Industry voice absolute software s stephen midgely analyses a dangerous offshoot of byod and how organisations can protect themselves from rogue apps. Absolute software unveils new crossplatform it asset. It was alarming to see such a high incidence of noncompliant behavior by it personnel, said stephen midgley, vice president of global marketing for absolute software, a security firm. Weve done so for well over 20 years by focusing on our customers, and by calling them and treating them as partners. District judge walter rice ruled last week against absolute software, which provides software and services for tracking stolen computers. It had always kept stricter privacy safeguards on its two main services. Millennial attitudes toward workplace security differ from their older colleagues because millennials are digital natives who practically grew up online, said stephen midgley, absolute softwares. Recent research into mobile device deployment in the workforce showed that 7% of uk companies rely on bring your own device to deploy devices in the workforce. Stephen midgley, vicepresident of global marketing with absolute software, said that while many criminals are not that intelligent when it comes to technology, the new feature is aimed squared at. Around half of the workforce will be millennials by 2020, but according to a new survey by endpoint security specialists absolute software theyre likely to present a bigger risk to data security.
Whenever an unprotected laptop is missing, lost, or stolen, theres a good chance that a data breach will occur, says stephen midgley, vice president of marketing for absolute software, which specializes in software and services that help with managing and securing computers. Absolute drops software from name, computrace from branding. It managers and decision makers at companies with 50 or more employees has found that fully 45 percent of repsondents admitted knowingly circumventing their. Data breaches became very public and the accountability for these data breaches shifted. Absolute software creates endpoint resiliency solutions that enable organizations to. Stephen midgley, vice president of global marketing for absolute software, recently expanded on our report with eweek. Absolute software has a team of theftrecovery experts that use that data to locate the pc. Absolutes midgley declined to speculate about whether his company might be liable to legal action for lanrevs part in the alleged spying on students, but put the responsibility solely on the. Stephen joined commercebuild in 2017 to build and lead their marketing and product management practices. Stephen midgley, vice president global marketing, absolute software stephen oversees all aspects of global marketing and product management at absolute software including corporate communications. Smartphones and tablets are now integral to business. Unlike lanrev, absolutes current theft recovery products cant be activated by end users, according to vice president for global marketing stephen midgley. Stephen midgley, pictured, vice president, global marketing at absolute software shares his tips on how to avoid business it security mishaps 1 manage your mobile workforce.
According to a survey conducted by the enterprise desktop alliance, 91% of the it administrators surveyed indicated that integration and management parity between macs and pcs were issues of. Stephen midgley chief operating officer commercebuild. Stephen midgley, vice president global marketing stephen oversees all aspects of global marketing and product management at absolute software including corporate communications, product marketing, demand generation, and the companys presence on the web. The report provides insight into the attitudes, behavior, and confidence levels of it. As coo, stephen is responsible for leading marketing, client delivery, global support and human resources. Combating hidden employee behavior that puts data at risk. Midgley said the changes reflect the evolution of absolutes business, which has been around for 20 years. Absolute software is the leader in endpoint resiliency, enabling more than 12,000 customers worldwide to protect devices, data, applications and users against theft or attackboth on and off the corporate network. Absolute has long made laptoprecovery software that uses software agents installed in device firmware. Eircom loses unencrypted personal data of customers and. Unlock the full power of the crunchbase platform with crunchbase pro. Teknovate is one of the fastest growing software development company in the uk, australia and korea and expanding business across the globe. Many ways to activate webcams sans spy software cnet.69 1433 1088 153 429 130 124 1273 1243 150 355 487 303 783 217 239 107 1253 1393 1120 634 271 1190 1464 753 498 486 1220 31 1139 1463 1059 754 409 1132 323 758 485 389 947 1009 1271