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Mobile Security That Businesses Can Take to the Bank—and Beyond

BYODElectronic payments have dethroned the use of cash, and day-to-day banking has moved online and mobile. Take the recent flurry of news regarding the race between Apple Pay and Android Pay vying to be the mobile payment method of choice.

The truth is, it’s safer to carry around these mobile payment methods than regular plastic, where account details are relatively easy to steal by pickpocketing, card skimming or consumer hacks. But while digital communication is the preferred way for consumers to manage finances, it is also becoming a threat to the security of personal and corporate data.

Enter another hot topic with inherent security concerns—corporate BYOD. Whether a device provided by the company or an employee’s personal device used for work under a Bring Your Own Device policy, smart devices can hold a great deal of sensitive corporate assets and customer data. As a result, banks and other highly-regulated organizations need to develop security strategies that can be applied across all devices, regardless of who owns them.

I recently wrote an article for ITProPortal discussing the tools and best practices to help ensure corporate information for enterprises of all sizes stay protected, both on devices and over cellular or Wi-Fi connections. To read the complete article, visit: http://bit.ly/1hBwgGa


Brian Panicko is CellTrust’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales Strategy and responsible for leading sales and business acquisition. Under Brian’s leadership, CellTrust’s customer base has grown to over 1,000 organizations in the financial services, retail, healthcare, government, transportation, distribution, field services, hospitality and manufacturing industries. Joining CellTrust in 2007, Brian brings more than a decade of management experience having held leadership positions with JP Morgan Chase and Blockbuster Entertainment. While at JP Morgan Chase, Brian served as Vice President and Area Manager of Consumer Acquisition, responsible for a client portfolio of approximately 300 companies including 20 Fortune 500 enterprises. Brian holds an MBA in Business Administration and Management and a B.S. in Business Management and Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

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