Apple Watch's planned handwashing reminder feature? I don't trust it

Credit to Author: Evan Schuman| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 05:24:00 -0700

When Apple rolled out its planned changes for iOS 14 and its companion WatchOS 7– both are expected to be available for download in mid-September – it included a variety of interesting tweaks. Two stood out as especially interesting: a COVID-friendly Watch handwashing app and an enterprise-IT-friendly facial recognition app for video cameras and doorbells.

The more straight-forward effort is positioned as a consumer feature, where video camera and doorbell apps within iOS will be able to identify visitors by name if they happen to appear within a user’s photo library. It sounds rather cool for a consumer app, but I’m not sure how valuable it is. My doorbell app, for example, instantly shows me live video of the person at the door, so I can have a realtime conversation with whoever is there.

To read this article in full, please click here

Read more

UEM to marry security — finally — after long courtship

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 03:00:00 -0800

The days of enterprise security being a separate entity from mobile and desktop endpoint management are coming to an end, which should delight infrastructure and security teams who’ll eventually have more powerful machine learning-enabled tools at their disposal — and a single console through which to control them.

Security around mobile and desktop infrastructures has traditionally depended on what’s being managed; you purchase one for mobile devices and another for the rest of your endpoints, whether laptop or desktop.

While security threats are growing, particularly phishing attacks via email, SMS or hyperlinks, the amount of money companies spend on mobile security appears to be shrinking. And yet, the percentage of organizations that admit to having suffered a mobile compromise grew in 2019, according to a Verizon survey.

To read this article in full, please click here

Read more

UEM to marry security – finally – after long courtship

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 03:00:00 -0800

The days of enterprise security being a separate entity from mobile and desktop endpoint management are coming to an end, which should delight infrastructure and security teams who’ll eventually have more powerful machine learning-enabled tools at their disposal – and a single console through which to control them.

Security around mobile and desktop infrastructures has traditionally depended on what’s being managed; you purchase one for mobile devices and another for the rest of your endpoints, whether laptop or desktop.

While security threats are growing, particularly phishing attacks via email, SMS or hyperlinks, the amount of money companies spend on mobile security appears to be shrinking. And yet, the percentage of organizations that admit to having suffered a mobile compromise grew in 2019, according to a Verizon survey.

To read this article in full, please click here

Read more