June 26, 2013, 10:12 AM — Ever since the news of the NSA snooping strategies appeared, I've been a bit obsessed with wondering how such disclosures might affect mobile collaboration. Would enterprises stop or slow their mobile endeavors if they now knew Big Brother was listening in?
Turns out, the topic is not of much concern for enterprises, as far as I can tell. Participants in our last Twitter chat declared they were "already over" the controversy. Many related essays I've seen fall into the category of this excellent post from Roger Grimes over at InfoWorld, where he brings clarity to the fact that much of your data is already available to just about anyone, in some fashion. All private data is public, he posits. To some extent, I agree. But we also don't go around posting bank numbers on web pages. So there are some levels of security needed and wanted for mobile collaboration. My question is, what are those needs and what are the best first steps to get there?
To that end, our Twitter chat next week will be all about security and mobile collaboration, so if there are any specific questions you'd like to see answered, put them in the comments below or send me an email to paul at mobileenterprise360.com. That chat will take place Weds., June 26, at 11 a.m. PT, 2 p.m. ET, hashtag #BYOD4Biz. See you there, securely.