Blog Posts Tagged with "Mobile Devices"

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Federal CIO Council Releases BYOD Toolkit

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...

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BYOD: Mobile Security Tips for Small Businesses

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...

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Google Wallet: Please Tell Me They’re Joking...

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?

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Are Your Mobile Apps Up To No Good?

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...

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2012 Norton Cybercrime Report Presents a Worrisome Scenario

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...

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Understanding Your BYOD Policy

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...

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Mobile Infrastructure: The Elephant in the Data Center

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...

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Defining One Successful Strategy for Enterprise Security

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...

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Relating Responsibility and Liability: At the Core of BYOD

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?

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The Risks from a Lost or Stolen Mobile Device

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...

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Get a BYOD Policy Now

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?

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Mobile Security Experts on BYOD

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...

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BYOD - Challenges of Protecting Data - Part 4

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...

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BYOD: Challenges of Protecting Data - Part Three

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...

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Do You Use Foursquare?

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...

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Un-Ninja the NinjaTel Phone

August 01, 2012 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

For the lucky few that did get the phone, you will be happy to know that the phone has been rooted, but the bootloader is locked. In order to get to any of the settings all that was required was pulling up the IDE app in an area where the phone couldn't connect to any of the pre-installed wireless access points...

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