Mobile Enterprises: Strategically Addressing Threats While Managing Risk

Description: Mobile devices provide access to data and resources vital for organizations to accomplish their mission while providing employees the flexibility to perform their daily activities. Securing the information that can be accessed through these devices is important to ensure the continuity of business. While mobile devices can increase organizations’ efficiency and employee productivity, they can also leave sensitive data vulnerable. Addressing such vulnerabilities requires mobile device management tools that help secure access to the network and resources that are different from those required to secure the typical computer workstation. Managing the security of mobile devices and minimizing the risk posed can be challenging because there are many mobile device management tools available and proper implementation of these tools can be ambiguous due to lack of consistency and unfamiliarity with the threats to mobile devices. To address the challenge of securing mobile devices while managing risks, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) built a reference architecture to show how various mobile security technologies can be collocated within an enterprise’s network.

Speaker: Gema Howell

Date: Wednesday, June 26

Time: 11:35 am - 12:00 pm