Surefire security fail: One. App. At. A. Time.

No one questions anymore that app security is critical, but leaving security to the app makers is asking for trouble. You need a centralized approach that makes sure all apps on your network are governed by the same rules.

Think of it this way: If you concentrate your efforts on securing individual apps, your network will be as vulnerable as the weakest app in use at your company — and you don’t even know about all the apps in use at your company. In the age of BYOD, with your users accessing the network from their own tablets and smartphones, you can’t possibly know, no matter what policies you have drawn up spelling out what apps can be used.

And if that weren’t enough to undermine any strategy that approaches security on an app-by-app basis, the internet of things makes such a strategy utterly ludicrous.

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