Items Tagged with "Mobile Devices"
September 19, 2012 Added by:David Navetta
The BYOD movement, barring a black swan event, is likely to continue to gather steam – though not without detractors. And as the Toolkit notes, BYOD remains a nascent movement with real concerns and numerous issues to be worked through, along with the establishment of new practices...
September 16, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
If you choose to use your personal device for work purposes, at any time, for any reason, your employer will more than likely want control over that device. This means that, again, your employer may have remote capabilities to monitor activity wipe your device’s data...
September 08, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding
No computer in the world is safe from a determined hacker. Most of us don’t properly secure our computer, our smart phone, or even our wallets. So how in the heck does storing your credit and debit card information “in the cloud” help you secure your already vulnerable information?
September 06, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Why would an app to monitor your battery need to know your location via your GPS? How come gaming apps ask users for their phone numbers? Mobile applications, especially free ones, require your personal data to supplement development costs. This means “free” isn’t exactly free...
September 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
With 556 million of victims per year, 2 of 3 adults have been victims of online crime in their lifetime, with a total economic loss of 110 Billion and an average cost per victim of $197. The trend demonstrates the need to put in place a massive awareness campaign...
August 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
If you choose to use your personal device for work, then your employer will more than likely want control over that device. This means like in a company mobile liability policy, the employer may have remote capabilities to monitor activity and in the event of loss or employee termination, wipe the data...
August 25, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc
One area that seems to be ignored is the infrastructure that supports increasingly cloud dependent mobile devices, possibly due to many not seeing server exploits and defenses as anything new. However, as the popularity of mobile devices push services such as the iCloud, exposure increases exponentially...
August 22, 2012
The basis of the paradox – how can a device that is so small, open, innovative, tactile, easy to use and readily available retain mass-market appeal while at the same time remaining secure? This is the challenge not just from a software or hardware perspective, but also a cultural one...
August 20, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
In far too many organizations leaders and practitioners tell me that the role of Information Security is to protect the organization. Accepting this thinking got us into the predicament where are today, where security isn't everyone's job and only Infosec is thinking about security. This couldn't be more wrong...
August 15, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Does it make sense to repurpose "security awareness" to be inclusive of corporate and personal responsibility? Should we have users sign agreements that make them aware they are responsible, personally, when bad things happen as a result of their actions? Should there be HR actions against users who are reckless?
August 13, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Mobile devices are on the move, meaning they can more easily be lost or stolen and their screens and keyboards are easier targets for “over the shoulder” browsing. When we lose our phones, we think about the pain and cost of replacing the device. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg...
August 09, 2012 Added by:Michelle Drolet
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. In creating a policy you have to consider what devices to support, how much access to give them, and what kind of budget to allocate. Do you have specific compliance issues? Are you willing to subsidize data plans or device purchases? How do you ensure company data is secure?
August 08, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
Devices aren’t the main problem in a BYOD strategy: employees are. That’s why BYOD is not just a technical issue. It needs a holistic approach that includes HR, data security and legal stakeholders. Organizations adopting a BYOD strategy should put in place a strategy that includes policies and technical constraints...
August 07, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
When it comes down to it, BYOD is only possible if you've got the basics of data-centric security right. You know, protecting the actual data rather than trying to build elaborate structures around the things that work with that data in order to compensate. Let me explain...
August 06, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
BYOD is going to take the many small holes in your environment and drive a semi truck through them... blowing a hole the size of a Buick in what security we have now. And it's not just because BYOD is going to happen whether you like it or not - but because we need to fix this train wreck we call corporate security...
August 05, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA
If we don’t continue to raise issues about online privacy and security, websites and their companies’ leadership will continue to demand access to our confidential information under the pretense of doing business, or in scarier terms, doing business as usual. One website that causes concern is Foursquare...