Enterprise Mobility Exchange, Europe 2014: Final Day Recap

The third and final day of the Enterprise Mobility Exchange, Europe took place on Wednesday 14 May, bringing together a host of in-depth sessions to ensure delegates could take as much as possible out of their time in Noordwijk before leaving.

The second day of the event concluded the previous evening with a lively pub quiz, which placed participants in mixed teams, and was received with a great deal of humour and enjoyment by all involved. However, the next morning was back to business, starting with a presentation by Olivier Burgersdijk of the European Cyber Crime Centre, Europol.

Olivier spoke to the audience about the ever-pressing issue of mobile security, drawing from Europol's involvement in mobile and infrastructure cyber threats across the enterprise. Europol's mission is to support member states, as the intelligence hub within the EU, with specific teams focused on addressing the needs and expectations of victims.

  • Traditional forms of crime are now being facilitated online.
  • 1% of the world' 2.7 billion internet users have criminal intent.
  • 229 days - the average duration an attacker remained present within a victim network in 2013.

The primary, and most obvious risk of mobile devices in the enterprise, is that the consumer wants to benefit from the ease of use, which breeds an extremely high requirement for security procedures. If devices can now be brought to work and allowed to access corporate networks through BYOD, reinforced security policies must be introduced and upheld.

In 2014 four out of five users will access the internet via mobile devices, and because there is no geographical link between criminal and crime scene online, appropriate measures simply must be taken by all organisations to prepare for potential threats.

Following this session, Siemens presented a case study regarding their positive experience with Kony's range of comprehensive multi-platform solutions, which includes measures for security, app development, MDM, MAM and on-going consultations. Kony's complex framework offers innovation in design and usability, flexibility for customer demands, full training services and on-demand maintenance.

Moving into the afternoon, Shaun Donaldson, Director of Strategic Alliance for Bitdefender delivered another security-focused session, educating the audience about concerns surrounding data protection and "virtual self-defense".

The Exchange concluded with an interactive and hugely productive round table session, separated into three key areas of Enterprise Mobility: enhancing workforce engagement through purpose-built corporate applications, overcoming the challenges of new technology integration, and finally breaking down silos to allow real-time data access through mobility.

This valuable group discussion was a brilliant opportunity for practitioners to share experiences, lessons learned and best practices with each other to help with any current areas of interest or difficulty. This was a fitting way to end another positive and constructive Enterprise Mobility Exchange event.

Be sure to catch up with our live blog, which covered the opening keynote presentation given by Google's Jon Watson. Furthermore, for information about our next event, visit the Enterprise Mobility Exchange, East Coast.