Security consultant J. David Kirby, who has more than three decades of experience in health IT, spoke at the HIPAA Summit in Washington, D.C., and told Gov Info Security in an interview following the speech that there are some things companies investing in mobile device management and a mobile policy need to do, such as segment business and personal apps on a phone.

Other pieces of advice Kirby gave the news source include the need for companies to educate staff to make the most of mobile security tools such as authentication. Mobile devices should also be equipped with applications that will remotely wipe away information if a device is lost or stolen.

Kirby said people shopping for a system need to get past the marketing speak and really figure out what it can do for a company. Companies should find a company that will help keep up with new changes in the industry to stay as secure as possible.

Business 2 Community said when bringing in a new mobile device management program and policy, companies should start with alerting employees. Users and administrators should get a clearly written statement of what the program is and how personally owned devices can become eligible.