Banking on Mobile SecurityWandera's Covington on SF Roundtable Dinner Takeaways
What are the key mobile security threats to financial organizations, and how are these enterprises marshalling their mobile threat defense? These were the questions posed by ISMG and Wandera to security leaders in San Francisco. Wandera's Michael Covington discusses the response.
Covington, who is VP of product for Wandera, says his overall impression of the SF crowd is its enthusiasm for the topic of mobile security.
"That level of excitement speaks volumes for how important mobile has become," Covington says. Even in financial services - a traditional early adopter of new technology and strategies - "They continue to struggle with how they secure these new platforms they're introducing to their businesses."
In an interview following the roundtable dinner, Covington discusses:
- Takeaways from the discussion;
- The state of mobile security for financial service enterprises;
- The value of regional roundtable dinners for sponsors and attendees alike.
Covington, Ph.D. is a seasoned technologist and the vice president of product for Wandera, a leader in mobile security and data management. He is a hands-on innovator with broad experience across the entire product life cycle, from planning R&D to executing on company strategy. He previously held leadership roles at Intel Labs, Cisco Security and Juniper Networks.