Speaker Series

NCCoE Learning Series Webinar: Mobile Device Security—Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

NCCoE Learning Series Webinar

Date/Time: Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 3 p.m. EDT Duration: 30 minutes plus Q&A Technical Level: Technical


Join us for a technical deep dive into National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 1800-22, Mobile Device Security: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)!  

Many companies allow employees to use their personal devices for work activities. This increasingly common practice, known as “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), promotes flexibility, mobility, and efficiency for businesses and their employees, but it can also present unique security and privacy challenges to both employers and device owners.

In this project spotlight Gema Howell will provide an overview of the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) technical cybersecurity guidance for BYOD mobile devices, including the following topics: 

  • implementing enterprise mobility management
  • integrating mobile threat defense
  • utilization of application vetting
  • leveraging a trusted execution environment
  • applying virtual private network services

Related NCCoE Resources: https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/mobile-device-security/bring-your-own-device

We will reserve time at the end for Q&A.


Speaker Biography: 

Gema Howell is a computer scientist within the Applied Cybersecurity Division at NIST. She works at the NCCoE to create reference architectures for enterprise mobile device deployments. Gema also researches methods to improve the security of mobile phones and wearables tailored to first responders. As the cybersecurity lead on the NIST Voting Team, Gema assisted in the development of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0 Principles and Guidelines and drafted accompanying VVSG 2.0 requirements.