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Publication Citation: Guidelines for Managing the Security of Mobile Devices in the Enterprise

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Author(s): Murugiah P. Souppaya; Karen A. Scarfone;
Title: Guidelines for Managing the Security of Mobile Devices in the Enterprise
Published: June 21, 2013
Abstract: Mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, typically need to support multiple security objectives: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. To achieve these objectives, mobile devices should be secured against a variety of threats. The purpose of this publication is to help organizations centrally manage the security of mobile devices. Laptops are out of the scope of this publication, as are mobile devices with minimal computing capability, such as basic cell phones. This publication provides recommendations for selecting, implementing, and using centralized management technologies, and it explains the security concerns inherent in mobile device use and provides recommendations for securing mobile devices throughout their life cycles. The scope of this publication includes securing both organization-provided and personally-owned (bring your own device, BYOD) mobile devices.
Citation: NIST SP - 800-124rev1
Keywords: cell phone security; information security; mobile device security; mobility; remote access; smartphone security; tablet security; telework
Research Areas: Computer Security
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