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Information security takes on new dimensions in a mobile context. The protection of sensitive data, IT systems, and user privacy requires different strategies. Given the limited control colleges and universities have over the mobile devices and apps on campus, what solutions can institutions find to address issues of mobile security? Explore this resource site—a collection of all EDUCAUSE resources related to mobile security.
Articles, Papers, and Reports
- 8 Mobile Device Security Steps, EDUCAUSELive!, October 2013. The SANS 8 Mobile Device Security Steps is a community-driven project to provide the most up-to-date information on the most effective strategies for securing mobile infrastructure.
- 7 Things You Should Know About Mobile Security, March 2011
An EDUCAUSE summary of the ways in which mobile computing amplifies some existing security concerns and introduces new ones, including issues surrounding user privacy.
- Mobile Computing 5-Day Sprint—Day 4 Recap -- Security, Privacy, and Policy, June 2011
This brief summarizes day 4 of the EDUCAUSE Mobile Computing 5-Day Sprint, held April 25–29, 2011.
- Mobile Internet Device Security Guidelines
A wiki designed to help you develop mobile Internet device security policy, standards, guidelines or procedures. This site is maintained by the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC).
- Ten Steps to Secure Your Mobile Device
A wiki featuring advice about securing mobile devices and a list of links to additional resources about mobile security, maintained by the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC).
Presentations and Seminars
- Managing and Securing Mobile Devices in Higher Education, May 2013.
- Hot Topic Discussion: Mobility, Telecommuting, and the Cloud, April 2010
From the 2010 Security Professionals Conference, a presentation (including slides and a recording of the session) by Adam Goldstein and Joe St. Sauver that outlines the threats posed by mobile devices and measures that can limit the risk.
- Location-Sharing Technologies: Privacy Risks and Controls, July 2010
An EDUCAUSE Live! web seminar with Lorrie Faith Cramor, who discusses the risks to user privacy posed by mobile devices, as well as strategies and tools that provide a level of control over how location-specific information is shared.
- Mobile Computing: Safe or Sorry?, October 2010
A Point/Counterpoint presentation by Mark Bruhn and John Suess at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference (including a video of the session and a shortened, audio version), in which the speakers debate strategies for securing mobile devices on campus.
- Smartphone Privacy & Security: What Should We Teach Our Users?, April 2011
In this session, an active researcher from Carnegie Mellon University will explore mobile privacy and security issues and suggest how campus policies can mitigate some of the larger risks
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Mobile Security
- Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on HEA Reauthorization
July 27, 2015
Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposal…
- EDUCAUSE Comments: Telephone Consumer Protection Act Petition to FCC
June 2, 2015
In February 2015, Blackboard Inc. filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking a ruling that auto-text and auto-call messages sent via its Connect mass notification s…
- EDUCAUSE Comments: NTIA Multi-Stakeholder Process for Cybersecurity Engagement
May 20, 2015
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a request-for-comments (RFC) in Spring 2015 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s multi-agency Internet P…
- EDUCAUSE Comments: NIST Controlled Unclassified Information Guidelines
May 19, 2015
In late 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released an initial public draft of a new set of guidelines for federal agencies to follow in securing sensitive unclassifi…
- Net Neutrality Rules Take Effect
June 15, 2015
As reported by numerous media outlets (for examples, see here and here ) as well as the Federal Communications Commission itself, a federal court denied the request to block the FCC fr…
- Legislation Introduced to Help Public Track Success of Students in Higher Ed Institutions
June 8, 2015
House and Senate versions of the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act ( H.R. 2518 and S. 1195 ) have been introduced in Congress with the intent of providing potential and current studen…
- Information Sharing Legislation Moves in Both Chambers of Congress
June 5, 2015
Three bills have been introduced in Congress that are intended to improve information sharing on cybersecurity threats and analysis between the public and private sector. Senator Richard Burr (R-…
- Data Breach Notification Legislation on the Agenda for 114th Congress
June 5, 2015
Data breach notification is a hot issue in Washington, DC, with multiple bills introduced in Congress. On April 14, 2015, Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced…
- Congress Seeks Proposals for New Student Privacy Legislation, FERPA Updates
June 5, 2015
On April 29, Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, H.R. 2092 . Focused on elementary and secondary e…
- TEACH Act Update
June 5, 2015
Last October, I posted about the agreement between higher education associations (including EDUCAUSE), the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), and the Association of American Publishers (…