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Are Top Managers Blind to Mobile Messaging Security Risks?


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Over at Asia Pacific Security Magazine, we’re talking about the security risks of enterprise mobile messaging, and who’s paying attention — or not.

We’ve found that CEOs and other top managers believe that critical information isn’t being passed on via unsecured mobile apps, but in an increasingly connected world, is that true? The average office worker’s tendency to use a smartphone to communicate with coworkers would seem to contradict that belief, making it a dangerous one to hold for companies in many sectors, both public and private.

“It’s unthinkable to connect a PC or laptop to the internet without up-to-date virus protection, but workers do it every day with phones and tablets. And while companies spend considerable sums securing desktop systems, little thought is given to securing mobile information.”

To view the article, visit the magazine and turn to pages 29-30.

Head over to the magazine to read the rest of the article, or take a look at our secure mobile messaging solution for enterprise below.

About Matt Thompson

Matt joined Soprano in 2013 to create and lead Soprano’s global product management and marketing efforts across all regions, including Asia, Australia, Europe, LATAM and the US. He helps shape and execute Soprano’s product strategy both globally and with individual regions and MNO partners. He oversees Soprano’s carrier revenue acceleration model, which includes direct involvement in new product launch activities, carrier-branded industry websites, B2B digital marketing campaigns, and ongoing product marketing.

Matt brings more than 10 years of diverse leadership experience in the mobile messaging industry, with significant global product management success launching products for US mobile operators. His domain expertise in the wireless industry spans the enterprise mobile messaging landscape to include network-based wireless messaging and voice services as well as global wireless M2M (machine-to-machine) and the Internet of Things.

Prior joining Soprano he spent 8 years in B2B product management and product marketing with AT&T, Clearwire, and Nuance Communications. Matt has also founded and run two successful small businesses, and he holds an MBA from the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington.