NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence released draft guidance for corporate-owned personally enabled (COPE) mobile devices, designed to help organizations combat the increasing risk these devices pose to network security.
Mobile devices are crucial for information sharing across an organization’s network, which are either furnished by the employee or the employer. While often vital to providing resources and necessary data access, organizations must ensure the devices are secure and data is safely shared.
Organizations can’t handle mobile security in the same manner as traditional desktop platforms, the researchers explained. The devices are vulnerable to network-based attacks, given they typically have an always-on connection to the internet.
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